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Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2016


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

Summary

Amends the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 to: enable payments to be made to a person before they receive a Commonwealth superannuation benefit in circumstances where it is not possible to determine the level of incapacity payments because information has not been received from the relevant agencies; and provide that veterans continue to receive incapacity payments until they become eligible for the age pension; and the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to extend eligibility for Non-Liability Health Care treatment for certain mental health conditions to all current and former permanent members of the Australian Defence Force.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 13/10/16  
Second reading moved 13/10/16  
Second reading debate 21/11/16  
Second reading agreed to 21/11/16  
Third reading agreed to 21/11/16  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 22/11/16  
Second reading moved 22/11/16  
Second reading debate 01/12/16  
Second reading agreed to 01/12/16  
Committee of the Whole debate 01/12/16  
Third reading agreed to 01/12/16  
     
Finally passed both Houses 01/12/16  
Assent 07/12/16 Act no: 102 - Year: 2016
     

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
  • Nick Xenophon Team [sheet 8002]
KAKOSCHKE-MOORE, Sen Skye

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes