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VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND OTHER LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (PENSION REFORM) BILL 2009

A message from the House of Representatives was reported transmitting for the concurrence of the Senate the following bill:

 Message no. 382, dated 19 August 2009—A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to veterans' affairs, social security, military rehabilitation and compensation and aged care, and for related purposes.

The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship (Senator Evans) moved—That this bill may proceed without formalities and be now read a first time.

Question put and passed.

Bill read a first time.

Senator Evans moved—That this bill be now read a second time.

Consideration of legislation: Pursuant to order, the debate was adjourned and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the first day in the next period of sittings.