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Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Budget Measures) Bill 2017


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

Summary

Amends: the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006 to enable eligible Australian participants in the British Nuclear Testing Program to access treatment for any condition, not just malignant neoplasia; extend eligibility for treatment to Australian veterans of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force and civilians present at a British nuclear test area during a relevant period; and amend the short title of the Act to the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests and British Commonwealth Occupation Force (Treatment) Act 2006; 10 Acts to make consequential amendments; the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to amend the work history requirements for eligibility for the Special or Intermediate Rates of Disability Pension; and the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 and Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988 to enable the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission to determine a class of persons eligible to participate in an early access to rehabilitation pilot programme.

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 24/05/17  
Second reading moved 24/05/17  
Second reading debate 01/06/17  
Second reading agreed to 01/06/17  
Third reading agreed to 01/06/17  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13/06/17  
Second reading moved 13/06/17  
Second reading debate 15/06/17  
Second reading agreed to 15/06/17  
Third reading agreed to 15/06/17  
     
Assent 22/06/17 Act no: 59 - Year: 2017
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (24/05/2017): 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)