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Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill 2012


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Portfolio
Veterans’ Affairs

Summary

Amends the: Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to clarify arrangements for the payment of travel expenses for treatment; Defence Service Homes Act 1918 to extend eligibility for benefits; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to provide that reimbursements made under the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and the MRCA Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme are exempt from income tax; Social Security Act 1991 to provide that certain bereavement payments in respect of indigent veterans or members are exempt income for the purposes of the social security income test; Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to: align maintenance income and attendant allowance provisions with those in the Social Security Act 1991; provide for provision of special assistance by inclusion in a legislative instrument; clarify administrative arrangements for certain travel; and clarify that debt recovery provisions apply to all provisions of the Act, the regulations and any legislative instrument made under the Act; War Precautions Act Repeal Act 1920 to: amend the long and short titles of the Act; and repeal inoperative provisions; and Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment (Schoolkids Bonus Budget Measures) Act 2012, Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to make technical amendments.

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 27/06/12  
Second reading moved 27/06/12  
Second reading debate 20/08/12  
Second reading debate 21/08/12  
Second reading debate 22/08/12  
Second reading agreed to 22/08/12  
Third reading agreed to 22/08/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 22/08/12  
Second reading moved 22/08/12  
Lapsed at end of Parliament 12/11/13  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Independent [sheet 7355 revised]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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  • Independent [sheet 7354 revised 2]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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  • Opposition [sheet 7352]
RONALDSON, Sen Michael

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  • Opposition [sheet 7258]
RONALDSON, Sen Michael

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes