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Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Exempting Disability Payments from Income Testing and Other Measures) Bill 2021


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

Summary

Amends: nine Acts to: exempt certain payments, known as the adjusted disability pension, from the social security income test; and remove the Defence Force Income Support Allowance; the Veterans' Entitlement Act 1986 to: remove the disability income rent test; replace references to 'disability pension' with references that clarify the nature of the payment as a compensation payment; and adjust the mechanism for indexation of certain payments; and the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 to establish a non-liability rehabilitation pilot to provide veterans with access to rehabilitation support without the requirement to have lodged a compensation claim.

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 21/10/21  
Second reading moved 21/10/21  
Second reading debate 30/11/21  
Second reading agreed to 30/11/21  
Third reading agreed to 30/11/21  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 02/12/21  
Second reading moved 02/12/21  
Second reading debate 02/12/21  
Second reading agreed to 02/12/21  
Third reading agreed to 02/12/21  
     
Finally passed both Houses 02/12/21  
Assent 13/12/21 Act no: 142 - Year: 2021
     

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
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (24/11/2021): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 1 of 2022
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)