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Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (International Agreements and Other Measures) Bill 2008

Originating house
House of Representatives
Veterans' Affairs


Amends the: Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to: give effect to arrangements for entering into international agreements in relation to the payment of pensions and providing assistance and benefits to eligible persons; authorise the use of funds from the Consolidated Revenue Fund for those purposes; and align the veterans’ entitlements means test with the social security means test; Legislative Instruments Act 2003 to make minor and technical consequential amendments; Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Act 2006 to extend the period for which the Commonwealth or Australian Federal Police may be considered as a nuclear test participant for the purposes of the Act; and Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 to make minor amendments in relation to a definition and clarifying compensation matters.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 19/03/08  
Second reading moved 19/03/08  
Referred to Main Committee 03/06/08  
Second reading agreed to 04/06/08  
Reported from Main Committee 04/06/08  
Third reading agreed to 04/06/08  
Introduced and read a first time 16/06/08  
Second reading moved 16/06/08  
Second reading debate 26/06/08  
Second reading agreed to 26/06/08  
Third reading agreed to 26/06/08  
Assent 12/07/08 Act no.: 81 - Year: 2008

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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