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Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Omnibus) Bill 2017


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

Summary

Amends the: Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to: amend provisions in relation to the operation of the Veterans’ Review Board and the Specialist Medical Review Council; enable international agreements to be made to cover the provision of benefits and payments including rehabilitation that are comparable to those provided by the Repatriation Commission or the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission; and make minor corrections; Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 in relation to the provision of certain rehabilitation assistance under an Employer Incentive Scheme; Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 to: enable information sharing between the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission and the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation in relation to certain service related compensation claims; and provide for the delegation of the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs’ powers and functions; Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006, Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to enable certain legislative instruments to incorporate matters contained in another non-disallowable legislative instrument or other non-legislative writings as in force from time to time; Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to make amendments contingent on the commencement of the proposed Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment (Defence Force) Act 2017; and Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006 and Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 to make consequential amendments. Also amends five Acts to remove spent veterans’ affairs and military rehabilitation and compensation payments.

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 30/03/17  
Second reading moved 30/03/17  
Second reading debate 25/10/17  
Second reading debate 26/10/17  
Second reading agreed to 26/10/17  
Consideration in detail debate 26/10/17 Amendment details: 10 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 26/10/17  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13/11/17  
Second reading moved 13/11/17  
Second reading debate 15/11/17  
Second reading agreed to 15/11/17  
Third reading agreed to 15/11/17  
     
Finally passed both Houses 15/11/17  
Assent 30/11/17 Act no: 128 - 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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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet JC459]

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (30/03/2017): Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee; Committee report (13/06/2017)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)