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Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Omnibus) Bill 2018


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

Summary

Amends the: Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 to enable the Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) to make a claim for liability for a current serving Australian Defence Force member, where the member has given consent for the CDF to make the claim on their behalf for a service injury or disease; Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988 to expand the existing power of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission to request certain information to include any Commonwealth, state or territory departments and authorities, and other persons; and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to provide that exempt lump sum determinations made by the Secretary of the Department of Social Services will apply as exempt lump sums from the income test that applies to Department of Veterans' Affairs' income support clients.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 20/09/18  
Second reading moved 20/09/18  
Second reading debate 17/10/18  
Second reading agreed to 17/10/18  
Third reading agreed to 17/10/18  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 17/10/18  
Second reading moved 17/10/18  
Second reading debate 18/10/18  
Second reading agreed to 18/10/18  
Third reading agreed to 18/10/18  
     
Finally passed both Houses 18/10/18  
Assent 25/10/18 Act no: 135 - Year: 2018
     

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