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Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (2015 Budget Measures) Bill 2015


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

Summary

Amends the: Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 in relation to the Veterans’ Vocational Rehabilitation Scheme to: include medical management and psychosocial services in the scheme; and make changes to the intermediate and special rate disability pensions; Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 to provide for a single appeal path for the review of original determinations made under the Act; and Defence Act 1903 to expand the war graves regulation making power to include graves of service dependants buried in Terendak Military Cemetery in Malaysia.

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 25/06/15  
Second reading moved 25/06/15  
Second reading debate 20/08/15  
Second reading agreed to 20/08/15  
Third reading agreed to 20/08/15  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 20/08/15  
Second reading moved 20/08/15  
Second reading debate 07/09/15  
Second reading agreed to 07/09/15  
Committee of the Whole debate 30/11/15 Amendment details: 3 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 30/11/15  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 01/12/15 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Finally passed both Houses 01/12/15  
Assent 11/12/15 Act no: 174 - Year: 2015
     

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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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Government [sheet JC277]

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  • Opposition [sheet 7753]
CONROY, Sen Stephen

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (07/09/2015): Schedule 2 of bill referred to Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee; Committee report (25/09/2015)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )