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Veterans' Entitlements Amendment (Disability, War Widow and War Widower Pensions) Bill 2007


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

Summary

Amends the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to: increase the rates of extreme disablement adjustment disability pension, general rate disability pension and the previously non-indexed component of war widow and widower pension; and introduces new indexation arrangements for these pensions to be indexed twice annually.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 20/09/07  
Second reading moved 20/09/07  
Second reading agreed to 20/09/07  
Third reading agreed to 20/09/07  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 20/09/07  
Second reading moved 20/09/07  
Second reading agreed to 20/09/07  
Third reading agreed to 20/09/07  
     
Assent 25/09/07 Act no.: 167 - Year: 2007
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Democrats [sheet 5404 revised]
BARTLETT, Andrew

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Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



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