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Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Enhanced Family Support) Bill 2022


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Portfolio
Veterans’ Affairs

Summary

Amends the: Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004, Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988 and Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 to: extend eligibility to family members of working age veterans who are experiencing vulnerabilities that give rise to a need for support, whether or not the veteran is participating in a rehabilitation program or has rendered warlike service; and expand the range of supports available to family members under the family support package; Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 to provide that family support payments for veterans and their families are exempt from income tax; and Social Security Act 1991 to provide that family support payments for veterans and their families are not income for the purposes of the social security income test.

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 16/02/22  
Second reading moved 16/02/22  
Second reading debate 30/03/22  
Second reading agreed to 30/03/22  
Third reading agreed to 30/03/22  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 30/03/22  
Second reading moved 30/03/22  
Lapsed at end of Parliament 25/07/22  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 1572]
STEELE-JOHN, Sen Jordon

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Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes