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Superannuation (Entitlements of same sex couples) Bill 1998
Schedule 1 Amendment of the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993

1  Subsection 10(1) (definition of dependant)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

dependant, in relation to a person, includes the spouse, de facto partner, and any child of the person or of the person’s spouse or de facto partner.

2  Subsection 10(1) (definition of spouse)

Repeal the definition.

3  Subsection 10(1)


de facto partner , in relation to a person, means a person who, whether or not of the same gender as the person, lives with the person on a genuine domestic basis as a partner of the person;

4  Subsection 52(2)


                      (i)  not to discriminate, in relation to a beneficiary, on the basis of race, colour, sex, sexual preference, transgender status, marital status, family responsibilities, religion, political opinion or social origin.

5  Application of amendments

The amendments made by this Schedule do not apply to or in connection with the public sector superannuation schemes established under the Superannuation Act 1976 , the Superannuation Act 1990 , and the Military Superannuation and Benefits Act 1991 .