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Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2000

1998-1999-2000

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2000

 

No.      , 2000

 

(Veterans’ Affairs)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to veterans and the families of veterans, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 1

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 1

3............ Schedule(s).......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amendment of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986             3

Part 1—Amendments relating to additional death benefits and severe injury adjustments         3

Part 2—Amendments relating to review by the Repatriation Medical Authority           5

Part 3—Amendments relating to travelling expenses                                            7

Part 4—Amendments relating to bereavement payments                                   8

Part 5—Amendments relating to the Veterans’ Review Board                        9

Part 6—Amendments relating to delegations                                                         11

Part 7—Appropriation for special benefits                                                             13

Part 8—Amendments relating to the divestment of hospitals and other institutions      14

Part 9—Amendments relating to provision of medical or other treatment 15

Part 10—Amendments relating to compensation measures in connection with the implementation of A New Tax System                                                                                                                17

Schedule 2—Amendment of the Defence Service Homes Act 1918         21



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to veterans and the families of veterans, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 2000 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Subject to this section, this Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

             (2)  Part 4 of Schedule 1 is taken to have commenced on 1 January 1996, immediately after the commencement of Schedule 8 to the Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (1995-96 Budget Measures) Act (No. 2) 1995 .

             (3)  Part 10 of Schedule 1 is taken to have commenced on 1 July 2000.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Subject to section 2, each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.