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Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Partner Service Pension and Other Measures) Bill 2019


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Assent
Portfolio
Veterans' Affairs

Summary

Amends the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 to: extend eligibility for the partner service pension to former partners of veterans, regardless of marital status, for 12 months after separation from the veteran partner or indefinitely where specified circumstances exist (or until they enter into a new relationship); and reclassify service on submarine special operations between 1 January 1993 and 12 May 1997 as operational and qualifying service; and Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 and Defence Services Homes Act 1918 to amend certain definitions to ensure consistency with changes to the definition of marriage.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 01/08/19  
Second reading moved 01/08/19  
Second reading debate 12/09/19  
Second reading agreed to 12/09/19  
Third reading agreed to 12/09/19  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 12/09/19  
Second reading moved 12/09/19  
Second reading debate 17/09/19  
Second reading agreed to 17/09/19  
Third reading agreed to 17/09/19  
     
Finally passed both Houses 17/09/19  
Assent 20/09/19 Act no: 75 - Year: 2019
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)