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Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment (Defence Force) Bill 2017


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



Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Veterans’ Affairs

Summary

The bill: creates the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988 which will be a re-enacted version of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 that is modified to apply only to members of the Defence Force and their dependants; and amends: the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 to remove entitlement to compensation for members of the Defence Force and their dependants; eight Acts to make consequential amendments; and the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004, Military Rehabilitation and Compensation (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2004 and Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 in relation to interactions between compensation and other benefits provided to members of the Defence Force and their dependants.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 09/11/16  
Second reading moved 09/11/16  
Second reading debate 17/08/17  
Second reading debate 04/09/17  
Second reading agreed to 04/09/17  
Consideration in detail debate 04/09/17 Amendment details: 5 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 04/09/17  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 05/09/17  
Second reading moved 05/09/17  
Second reading debate 06/09/17  
Second reading agreed to 06/09/17  
Committee of the Whole debate 06/09/17  
Committee of the Whole debate 07/09/17  
Third reading debated 07/09/17  
Third reading agreed to 07/09/17  
     
Finally passed both Houses 07/09/17  
Assent 14/09/17 Act no: 108 - Year: 2017
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet GJ130]

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Senate
  • Jacqui Lambie Network [sheet 8101 revised]
LAMBIE, Sen Jacqui

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  • Jacqui Lambie Network [sheet 8100 revised]
LAMBIE, Sen Jacqui

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (09/02/2017): Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee; Committee report (20/03/2017)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)