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Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Mental Health and Other Measures) Bill 2014

2013-2014

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Mental Health and Other Measures) Bill 2014

 

No.      , 2014

 

(Veterans’ Affairs)

 

 

 

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

   

   



Contents

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Non-liability health care                                                                         3

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                               3

Schedule 2—Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service         4

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                               4

Schedule 3—Seniors supplement and seniors health card                             5

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                               5

Schedule 4—Veterans’ Review Board                                                                       7

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                          7

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                               7

Part 2—Consequential amendments                                                                     26

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                        26

Schedule 5—Operational service                                                                                 28

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             28

Schedule 6—Eligible young persons wholly dependent on a member 29

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                        29

Schedule 7—Membership of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission          31

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                        31

 



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

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Mental Health and Other Measures) Act 2014 .

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 this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedules 1 and 2

1 July 2014.

1 July 2014

3.  Schedule 3

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedule 4

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

 

5.  Schedules 5, 6 and 7

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.