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Veterans’ Entitlements Amendment Bill 2011


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Veterans’ Affairs

Summary

Amends the: Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to: create a prisoner of war recognition supplement; and clarify when compensation offsetting applies; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, Social Security Act 1991 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to make consequential amendments; and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to abolish the temporary incapacity allowance.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 01/06/11  
Second reading moved 01/06/11  
Second reading debate 20/06/11  
Second reading agreed to 20/06/11  
Third reading agreed to 20/06/11  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 22/06/11  
Second reading moved 22/06/11  
Second reading debate 12/09/11  
Second reading agreed to 12/09/11  
Committee of the Whole debate 12/09/11  
Third reading agreed to 12/09/11  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 12/09/11  
Assent 15/09/11 Act no.: 95 of 2011
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Addendum to explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7144 revised]
WRIGHT, Sen Penny

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  • Independent [sheet 7131]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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  • Opposition [sheet 7128 revised]
BRANDIS, Sen George

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (15/06/2011): Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee
  • Committee report (18/08/2011)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )