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Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Military Compensation Review and Other Measures) Bill 2013

2010-2011-2012-2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Military Compensation Review and Other Measures) Bill 2013

 

No.      , 2013

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 and other legislation, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Rehabilitation and transition management                                3

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                          3

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988                                           13

Schedule 2—Compensation for permanent impairment                              15

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                        15

Schedule 3—Expanded lump sum options for wholly dependent partners            19

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                        19

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                        19

Part 2—Consequential amendments                                                                     23

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                 23

Farm Household Support Act 1992                                                                        23

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           23

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             27

Part 3—Saving and transitional provisions                                                       30

Schedule 4—Weekly compensation for eligible young persons                34

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                        34

Schedule 5—Compensation for financial advice and legal advice          35

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                        35

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                        35

Part 2—Consequential amendments                                                                     43

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                             43

Schedule 6—Special Rate Disability Pension                                                       44

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                        44

Schedule 7—Superannuation                                                                                        46

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                        46

Schedule 8—Remittal power of Veterans’ Review Board                           54

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                        54

Schedule 9—Membership of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission          56

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                        56

Schedule 10—Aggravation of or material contribution to war-caused or defence-caused injury or disease                                                                                                                             57

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2004            57

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             61

Schedule 11—Treatment for certain SRCA injuries                                      62

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                        62

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988                                           64

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             70

Schedule 12—Members                                                                                                     71

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                        71

Schedule 13—Treatment costs                                                                                      72

Aged Care Act 1997                                                                                                   72

Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006          72

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                        73

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             74

Schedule 14—Travelling expenses                                                                              76

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             76

Schedule 15—Payments into accounts                                                                     77

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                        77

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             79

Schedule 16—Other amendments                                                                               82

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           82

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             82

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 and other legislation, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Military Compensation Review and Other Measures) Act 2013 .

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

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedules 1 to 8

1 July 2013.

1 July 2013

3.  Schedule 9

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedule 10

1 July 2013.

1 July 2013

5.  Schedule 11

10 December 2013.

10 December 2013

6.  Schedule 12

1 July 2013.

1 July 2013

7.  Schedule 13

The 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

8.  Schedules 14 to 16

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be 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.