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1998 Budget Measures Legislation Amendment (Social Security and Veterans' Entitlements) Bill 1998

1998

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1998 Budget Measures Legislation Amendment (Social Security and Veterans’ Entitlements) Bill 1998

 

No.      , 1998

 

(Family and Community Services)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Social Security Act 1991 and the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 , and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1             Short title                                                                                              1

2             Commencement                                                                                    1

3             Schedule(s)                                                                                          2

Schedule 1—Amendments relating to seniors health card                             3

Part 1—Amendment of the Social Security Act 1991                                  3

Part 2—Amendment of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986               10

Schedule 2—Amendments relating to single people sharing accommodation        18

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           18

Schedule 3—Amendments relating to foster carers                                         20

Part 1—Amendments relating to parenting payment to single people 20

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           20

Part 2—Amendments relating to health care cards for fostered children                21

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         21

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Social Security Act 1991 and the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 , and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the 1998 Budget Measures Legislation Amendment (Social Security and Veterans’ Entitlements) Act 1998 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Subject to subsections (2), (3) and (4), this Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

             (2)  Schedules 1 and 2 commence, or are taken to have commenced, on 1 January 1999.

             (3)  Part 1 of Schedule 3 commences on 1 September 1999.

             (4)  Part 2 of Schedule 3 commences on 1 July 1999.

3   Schedule(s )

                   Subject to section 2, 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.