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Social Security and Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Enhanced Allowances) Bill 2008

2008

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social Security and Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Enhanced Allowances) Bill 2008

 

No.      , 2008

 

(Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to social security, veterans’ entitlements and military rehabilitation and compensation, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Utilities allowance                                                                                      3

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                     3

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             3

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                              3

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                               4

Part 2—Transitional provisions                                                                                 6

Schedule 2—Seniors concession allowance                                                              7

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                     7

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                             7

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                              8

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                               8

Part 2—Transitional provisions                                                                               11

Schedule 3—Telephone allowance                                                                              12

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   12

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                        12

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           15

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             25

Part 2—Transitional provisions                                                                               30

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to social security, veterans’ entitlements and military rehabilitation and compensation, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Social Security and Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Enhanced Allowances) Act 2008 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedules 1, 2 and 3

The earlier of:

(a) the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) 20 March 2008.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by both Houses of the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

             (2)  Column 3 of the table contains additional information that is not part of this Act. Information in this column may be added to or edited in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.