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Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Supporting the Wellbeing of Veterans and Their Families) Bill 2020


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Reps
Portfolio
Veterans’ Affairs

Summary

Amends the: Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 and Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 to create a new position on the Repatriation Commission and Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission to represent the families of veterans; Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 to enable the provision of assistance or benefits to former Australian Defence Force members to assist them to transition into civilian work; and Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 to extend eligibility for the quarterly energy supplement to holders of gold cards under the Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests and British Commonwealth Occupation Force (Treatment) Act 2006 and Treatment Benefits (Special Access) Act 2019.

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 13/05/20  
Second reading moved 13/05/20  
Second reading debate 18/06/20  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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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

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (10/06/2020): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 9 of 2020