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Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Budget Measures) Bill 2017

2016-2017

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Budget Measures) Bill 2017

 

No.      , 2017

 

(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............ Schedules............................................................................................ 3

Schedule 1—Australian participants in British nuclear tests and British Commonwealth Occupation Force                                                                                                                  4

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                          4

Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006            4

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988   9

Part 2—Consequential amendments                                                                     10

Aged Care Act 1997                                                                                                   10

A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Act 1999   10

Healthcare Identifiers Act 2010                                                                              10

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                             11

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                             11

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                        12

National Cancer Screening Register Act 2016                                                    12

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         13

Social and Community Services Pay Equity Special Account Act 2012         13

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           13

Schedule 2—Work test for intermediate or special rate of pension       18

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             18

Schedule 3—Rehabilitation programs                                                                      19

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                        19

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988   21

 

 



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 is the Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Budget Measures) Act 2017 .

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

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

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

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1, items 1 to 16

1 July 2017.

1 July 2017

3.  Schedule 1, items 17 and 18

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment (Defence Force) Act 2017 .

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

4.  Schedule 1, items 19 to 68

1 July 2017.

1 July 2017

5.  Schedule 2

1 July 2017.

1 July 2017

6.  Schedule 3, items 1 to 10

1 July 2017.

1 July 2017

7.  Schedule 3, items 11 to 25

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 6; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment (Defence Force) Act 2017 .

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

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   Schedules

                   Legislation 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.