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Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Military Compensation Review and Other Measures) Bill 2013


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

Summary

Amends: the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 and Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 in relation to rehabilitation and transition management; the Military, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 in relation to: the date of effect for periodic impairment compensation; the inclusion of a lifestyle factor in the calculation of interim permanent impairment compensation; recalculation of permanent impairment compensation for certain people; an increase to the rate of periodic compensation payable for dependent children; expansion of the eligibility criteria for the special rate disability pension; superannuation; remittal power of the Veterans’ Review Board; increase in the membership of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission; and access to rehabilitation and compensation for certain categories of persons; the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 and Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to increase the compensation for financial and legal advice; five Acts to: expand the lump sum compensation options for wholly dependent partners of deceased members; and require that eligible claims for existing conditions aggravated by defence service on or after 1 July 2004 be determined under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986; the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004, Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to issue Repatriation Health Cards (for specific conditions) to certain eligible persons; the Aged Care Act 1997, Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006, Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to clarify the appropriation of costs for certain aged care services; the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to extend the entitlement for travelling expenses to the partner of certain eligible persons; the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to clarify administrative arrangements for the nomination of bank accounts for payments; and the Social Security Act 1991 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 20/03/13  
Second reading moved 20/03/13  
Referred to Federation Chamber 14/05/13  
Second reading debate 15/05/13  
Second reading agreed to 15/05/13  
Reported from Federation Chamber 15/05/13  
Third reading agreed to 15/05/13  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 16/05/13  
Second reading moved 16/05/13  
Second reading debate 27/06/13  
Second reading agreed to 27/06/13  
Third reading agreed to 27/06/13  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 27/06/13  
Assent 28/06/13 Act no.: 99 - Year: 2013
     

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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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Independent [sheet 7417]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (21/03/2013): Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee; Committee report (17/06/2013)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )