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Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 1999

1998-99

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 1999

 

No.      , 1999

 

(Veterans’ Affairs)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 and other legislation, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

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

4............ Regulations......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amendments relating to invalidity service pension and income support supplement              3

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                               3

Schedule 2—Amendments relating to the treatment of veterans                 6

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                               6

Schedule 3—Amendments relating to the Veterans’ Children Education Scheme                 7

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                               7

Schedule 4—Amendments relating to Peacekeeping Forces                          8

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                               8

Schedule 5—Amendments relating to home support advances                     9

Defence Service Homes Act 1918                                                                               9

Schedule 6—Other amendments                                                                                   14

Defence Service Homes Act 1918                                                                             14

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                             14



A Bill for an Act to amend the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 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 Act (No. 1) 1999 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Subject to this section, this Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

             (2)  Schedules 1 and 3 commence, or are taken to have commenced, on 1 January 2000.

             (3)  Schedule 4 is taken to have commenced immediately after the commencement of item 132 of Schedule 1 to the Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Budget and Compensation Measures) Act 1997 .

             (4)  Items 6 and 7 of Schedule 6 are taken to have commenced immediately after the commencement of item 126 of Schedule 1 to the Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Budget and Compensation Measures) Act 1997 .

             (5)  Item 8 of Schedule 6 is taken to have commenced immediately after the commencement of section 7 of the Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1994 .

             (6)  Items 9 to 13 of Schedule 6 are taken to have commenced immediately after the commencement of section 67 of the Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment Act 1990 .

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.

4   Regulations

                   The Governor-General may make regulations providing for matters of a transitional nature (including providing for any saving or application provision) arising out of amendments of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 made by this Act.