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Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Digital Readiness and Other Measures) Bill 2017


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Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Digital Readiness 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, Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to: enable the secretary to arrange for the use of computer programs to make decisions and determinations, exercise powers or comply with obligations and do anything else related to those actions; enable the secretary to disclose information about a particular case or class of cases where the secretary certifies that it is necessary in the public interest to do so; and enable information sharing between the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission and the Secretary of the Department of Defence or the Chief of the Defence Force; Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988 to amend the short title of the Act once it is enacted; 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 24/11/16  
Second reading moved 24/11/16  
Second reading debate 02/03/17  
Second reading agreed to 02/03/17  
Consideration in detail debate 02/03/17 Amendment details: 8 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 02/03/17  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 20/03/17  
Second reading moved 20/03/17  
Second reading debate 20/03/17  
Second reading agreed to 27/03/17  
Committee of the Whole debate 27/03/17 Amendment details: 7 Government and 3 Opposition agreed to
Third reading agreed to 27/03/17  
     
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 28/03/17  
Consideration of Senate message 29/03/17 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Finally passed both Houses 29/03/17  
Assent 04/04/17 Act no: 28 - Year: 2017
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third 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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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Further supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [JC386]

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 8084]
LUDLAM, Sen Scott

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  • Government [sheet JC394]

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  • Jacqui Lambie Network [sheet 8081]
LAMBIE, Sen Jacqui

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  • Jacqui Lambie Network [sheet 8082]
LAMBIE, Sen Jacqui

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  • Opposition [sheet 8095]
FARRELL, Sen Don

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (01/12/2016): Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee; Committee report (20/02/2017)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)