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   24 Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment (Defence Force) Bill 2016

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the question—That the bill be now read a second time—

Debate resumed.

Question—put and passed—bill read a second time.

Message from the Governor-General

Message No. 95, 10 November 2016, from His Excellency the Governor-General was announced recommending an appropriation for the purposes of the bill.

Consideration in detail

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.


Mr Tehan (Minister for Veterans’ Affairs) presented a supplementary explanatory memorandum to the bill.

On the motion of Mr Tehan, by leave, Government amendments (1) to (5) were made together.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Consideration in detail concluded.

On the motion of Mr Tehan, by leave, the bill was read a third time.