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Military Rehabilitation and Compensation (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2004

 

No. 52, 2004

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to amend laws, and to deal with transitional matters, in connection with the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 , and for other purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Introduction                                                                                                               2

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 2

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 2

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

4............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 3

5............ Definition of relates to defence service ............................................... 4

6............ Defence service relating to duties before the commencement date..... 5

Part 2—Application of the MRCA to certain injuries, diseases, deaths, losses and damage          6

7............ Application of the MRCA to certain injuries, diseases and deaths... 6

8............ Application of the MRCA to injuries, diseases and deaths etc. caused by certain treatment 7

9............ MRCA does not apply to certain aggravations of, or material contributions to, VEA injuries and diseases          8

10.......... Subsection 7(4) of the SRCA does not apply.................................... 8

11.......... Application of the MRCA to loss or damage to medical aids............ 8

Part 3—Persons who have both VEA/SRCA and MRCA injuries and diseases     9

12.......... Choice between the MRCA and the VEA for an aggravation of a VEA injury or disease      9

13.......... Bringing across impairment points from a VEA or SRCA injury or disease           10

14.......... Offsetting VEA and SRCA payments against a Special Rate Disability Pension   11

Part 4—Other transitional provisions                                                                         12

15.......... No dual entitlement for similar benefits........................................... 12

16.......... Offsetting amounts of Commonwealth superannuation under the MRCA             15

17.......... Amount of compensation where a person has redeemed an amount under the SRCA            16

18.......... Rehabilitation under the MRCA for persons undergoing rehabilitation under the VEA or SRCA         17

19.......... Bringing across current Statements of Principles determined under section 196B of the VEA               17

20.......... Bringing across the current Veterans’ Children Education Scheme.. 19

21.......... Bringing across the current Treatment Principles etc....................... 19

22.......... Bringing across declared member declarations.................................. 19

23.......... Decisions reviewable under Chapter 8 of the MRCA...................... 20

24.......... Regulations may provide for transitional etc. issues........................ 20

Schedule 1—Amendment of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986           21

Part 1—Main amendments relating to transitional and application issues   21

Part 2—Amendments relating to income support supplement                        41

Part 3—Amendments relating to the Statements of Principles                        45

Part 4—Amendments relating to offsetting permanent impairment payments under the SRCA              51

Schedule 2—Amendment of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988          54

Part 1—Main amendments relating to transitional and application issues   54

Part 2—Defence-related injuries and deaths etc.                                                59

Schedule 3—General consequential amendments                                              72

Aged Care Act 1997                                                                                                   72

Age Discrimination Act 2004                                                                                   73

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                 74

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                 74

A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Act 1999   74

Data-matching Program (Assistance and Tax) Act 1990                                   75

Defence Act 1903                                                                                                        75

Defence Force (Home Loans Assistance) Act 1990                                              75

Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001                                                   76

Disability Discrimination Act 1992                                                                        77

Farm Household Support Act 1992                                                                        77

Fringe Benefits Tax (Application to the Commonwealth) Act 1986                77

Income Tax Rates Act 1986                                                                                       78

National Health Act 1953                                                                                         78

Registration of Deaths Abroad Act 1984                                                               79

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           79

Superannuation Act 1976                                                                                         93

Taxation Administration Act 1953                                                                          95

Schedule 4—Consequential amendments of Income Tax Assessment Acts              96

Part 1—Amendment of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                    96

Part 2—Amendment of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                    99

Part 3—Application and amendment of assessments                                       106

 



 

 

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2004

No. 52, 2004

 

 

 

An Act to amend laws, and to deal with transitional matters, in connection with the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 , and for other purposes

[ Assented to 27 April 2004 ]

The Parliament of Australia enacts: