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Act No. 17 of 2018 as made
An Act to amend the law relating to veterans’ affairs and military rehabilitation and compensation, and for related purposes
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Originating Bill: Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Veteran-centric Reforms No. 1) Bill 2018
Registered 29 Mar 2018
Date of Assent 28 Mar 2018
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Veteran‑centric Reforms No. 1) Act 2018

 

No. 17, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to amend the law relating to veterans’ affairs and military rehabilitation and compensation, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 3

Schedule 1—Family support                                                                                           5

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                         5

Schedule 2—Veteran payment                                                                                       8

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                         8

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                              8

Part 2—Consequential amendments                                                                    13

Aged Care Act 1997                                                                                                  13

Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997                                                   14

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                16

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                 17

Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests and British Commonwealth Occupation Force (Treatment) Act 2006                                                                                                                                       18

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988                                     18

Disability Services Act 1986                                                                                   18

Farm Household Support Act 2014                                                                       19

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                            19

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                            19

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                       19

Paid Parental Leave Act 2010                                                                                20

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                          20

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                           35

Student Assistance Act 1973                                                                                   37

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                            38

Part 3—Contingent amendments                                                                          76

Division 1—Provisions that may not commence                                                76

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                76

Division 2—Other amendments                                                                              76

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                76

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                          76

Schedule 3—Coordinated Veterans’ Care mental health pilot                78

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                       78

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                            78

Schedule 4—Compensation for household and attendant care services where catastrophic injury or disease                                                                                                            80

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                       80

Schedule 5—Qualifying service                                                                                   82

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                            82

Schedule 6—Defence‑related claims                                                                         84

Part 1—Amendments commencing the day after Royal Assent           84

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                        84

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                       84

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence‑related Claims) Act 1988  84

Division 2—Application provisions                                                                      115

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                    116

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988                                        116

Schedule 7—Specialist Medical Review Council                                             118

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                          118

Schedule 8—Other amendments                                                                               120

Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests and British Commonwealth Occupation Force (Treatment) Act 2006                                                                                                                                     120

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                          120

 


Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

 

Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Veteran-centric Reforms No. 1) Act 2018

No. 17, 2018

 

 

 

An Act to amend the law relating to veterans’ affairs and military rehabilitation and compensation, and for related purposes

[Assented to 28 March 2018]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act is the Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Veteran‑centric Reforms No. 1) Act 2018.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

28 March 2018

2.  Schedule 1

1 May 2018.

1 May 2018

3.  Schedule 2, Parts 1 and 2

1 May 2018.

1 May 2018

4.  Schedule 2, Part 3, Division 1

1 May 2018.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if Part 2 of Schedule 2 to the Family Assistance and Child Support Legislation Amendment (Protecting Children) Act 2018 commences on or before that day.

1 May 2018

5.  Schedule 2, items 495 and 496

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 3; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Part 2 of Schedule 2 to the Family Assistance and Child Support Legislation Amendment (Protecting Children) Act 2018.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

1 July 2018

(paragraph (b) applies)

6.  Schedule 2, items 497 and 498

Immediately after the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Act 2017.

2 July 2018

7.  Schedule 2, item 499

Immediately after the commencement of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Ending Carbon Tax Compensation) Act 2018.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if that Act does not commence.

 

8.  Schedules 3, 4 and 5

The 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

25 April 2018

9.  Schedule 6, Part 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

29 March 2018

10.  Schedule 6, Part 2

Immediately after the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment (Defence Force) Act 2017.

12 October 2017

11.  Schedules 7 and 8

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

29 March 2018

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3  Schedules

                   Legislation 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.

Schedule 1Family support

  

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

1  Section 3

Omit:

This Act provides for compensation and other benefits to be provided for current and former members of the Defence Force who suffer a service injury or disease. The Act also provides for compensation and other benefits to be provided for the dependants of some deceased members.

substitute:

This Act provides for:

       (a)     compensation and other benefits to be provided for current and former members of the Defence Force who suffer a service injury or disease; and

      (b)     compensation and other benefits to be provided for the dependants of some deceased members; and

       (c)     certain assistance (such as child care, counselling or household services) to members or former members or to related persons of members, former members or deceased members.

2  Section 3

Omit “Chapters 3 to 6 set out what the benefits are.”, substitute “Chapters 3, 4, 5 and 6 set out what the benefits are. Assistance or benefits under Chapter 5A can be provided before the Commission has accepted such liability.”.

3  Subsection 5(1)

Insert:

related person of a member has the meaning given by subsection 15(2).

4  Section 15 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

15  Definitions of dependant and related person

5  Subsection 15(1)

Omit “any person mentioned in subsection (2)”, substitute “a related person of the member”.

6  Subsection 15(2)

Omit “These are the persons who can be a dependant of a member for the purposes of subsection (1)”, substitute “A related person of a member is”.

7  After Chapter 5

Insert:

Chapter 5AFamily support

  

  

268A  Simplified outline

The Commission may make a legislative instrument providing for assistance or benefits of a certain kind (such as child care, counselling or household services) to a member or former member or to a related person of a member, former member or deceased member.

The member, former member or deceased member must have rendered warlike service on or after 1 July 2004.

268B  Family support

             (1)  The Commission may, by legislative instrument, make provision for and in relation to the granting of assistance or benefits of a specified kind to a person:

                     (a)  who is a member or former member; or

                     (b)  who is or was a related person of a member, former member or deceased member.

Note:          For related person see subsection 15(2).

             (2)  However, the instrument must not provide for the granting of assistance or benefits unless the member, former member or deceased member has rendered warlike service on or after 1 July 2004.

             (3)  Without limiting subsection (1), the kinds of assistance or benefits that may be granted include the following:

                     (a)  child care;

                     (b)  counselling;

                     (c)  household services.

             (4)  Without limiting subsection (1), the instrument may make provision for and in relation to:

                     (a)  the eligibility criteria for the assistance or benefits; and

                     (b)  the conditions on which the assistance or benefits are granted; and

                     (c)  limits (whether financial or otherwise) on the provision of the assistance or benefits.

             (5)  Despite subsection 14(2) of the Legislation Act 2003, an instrument under subsection (1) of this section may make provision in relation to a matter by applying, adopting or incorporating, with or without modification, any matter contained in an instrument or other writing as in force or existing from time to time.

8  After paragraph 423(ba)

Insert:

                   (bb)  assistance or benefits granted under an instrument made under section 268B;

Schedule 2Veteran payment

Part 1Main amendments

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

1  After Part IIIA

Insert:

Part IIIAAVeteran payment

  

45SA  Simplified outline

The Commission may make a legislative instrument providing for a payment to a person who has made a claim for certain mental injuries or mental diseases.

The payment is made before the claim is determined.

Payments may also be made under the instrument to the partner of such a person.

45SB  Veteran payment

             (1)  The Commission may, by legislative instrument, make provision for and in relation to the making of a payment (a veteran payment) to a person (the primary person) for whom the following criteria are met:

                     (a)  the primary person has made:

                              (i)  a claim under section 319 of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 of a kind covered by paragraph 319(1)(a) of that Act; or

                             (ii)  a claim under section 54 of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence‑related Claims) Act 1988;

                     (b)  for a claim under section 319 of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004—the claim is for:

                              (i)  an injury (within the meaning of that Act) sustained by the primary person that is a mental injury, including the recurrence of a mental injury; or

                             (ii)  a disease (within the meaning of that Act) contracted by the primary person that is a mental ailment, disorder, defect or morbid condition (whether of sudden onset or gradual development), including the recurrence of such an ailment, disorder, defect or morbid condition;

                     (c)  for a claim under section 54 of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence‑related Claims) Act 1988—the claim is for:

                              (i)  an injury (within the meaning of that Act) suffered by the primary person that is a mental injury, including an aggravation of a mental injury; or

                             (ii)  an injury (within the meaning of that Act) that is a disease (within the meaning of that Act) suffered by the primary person that is a mental ailment, disorder, defect or morbid condition (whether of sudden onset or gradual development), including an aggravation of such a mental ailment, disorder, defect or morbid condition;

                     (d)  the primary person is incapable of undertaking remunerative work for periods aggregating more than 8 hours per week;

                     (e)  the primary person is an Australian resident, and is in Australia, on the day the claim referred to in paragraph (a) is made;

                      (f)  the primary person has not reached pension age (within the meaning of subsections 5QB(2), (3), (4) and (5)) on the day the claim referred to in paragraph (a) is made;

                     (g)  the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission has not determined the claim.

Payment to partner

             (2)  An instrument under subsection (1) must also make provision for and in relation to the making of a payment (also a veteran payment) to the primary person’s partner (if any) in the following circumstances:

                     (a)  the primary person is receiving a veteran payment referred to in subsection (1);

                     (b)  the primary person’s partner is an Australian resident, and is in Australia, on the day the claim referred to in paragraph (1)(a) is made.

             (3)  An instrument under subsection (1) may also make provision for the making of a payment (also a veteran payment) to the primary person’s partner in the following circumstances:

                     (a)  the primary person dies;

                     (b)  the primary person is receiving a veteran payment referred to in subsection (1) immediately before his or her death;

                     (c)  the primary person’s partner is receiving a veteran payment referred to in subsection (2) immediately before that death.

Matters instrument may deal with

             (4)  Without limiting subsection (1), an instrument under subsection (1) may make provision for and in relation to the following:

                     (a)  further eligibility criteria for a veteran payment;

                     (b)  what a person has to do to get a veteran payment;

                     (c)  the duration of a veteran payment (which may include a period before or after the claim referred to in paragraph (1)(a) is determined);

                     (d)  the conditions that apply to a person receiving a veteran payment;

                     (e)  the suspension or cancellation of a veteran payment;

                      (f)  the effect of the death of the primary person before the Commission has decided whether the primary person is eligible for a veteran payment;

                     (g)  administrative matters, such as determination of entitlement to a veteran payment and how and when payments of a veteran payment will be made.

             (5)  Without limiting paragraph (4)(a), the criteria may depend on the Commission being satisfied of one or more specified matters.

Rate

             (6)  The rate of a veteran payment referred to in subsection (1), (2) or (3) is worked out in accordance with the Rate Calculator.

Note:          Module A of the Rate Calculator establishes the overall rate calculation process and the remaining Modules provide for the calculation of the component amounts used in the overall rate calculation process.

Restriction on dual payments

             (7)  A veteran payment referred to in subsection (1), (2) or (3) is not payable to a person if the person:

                     (a)  is receiving a service pension; or

                     (b)  is receiving a pension under Part II or IV at a rate determined under or by reference to subsection 30(1); or

                     (c)  is receiving compensation under Part 3 or 4 of Chapter 4 of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 or receiving Special Rate Disability Pension under Part 6 of that chapter; or

                     (d)  is receiving compensation under section 19, 20, 21, 21A or 22 of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence‑related Claims) Act 1988.

             (8)  A veteran payment referred to in subsection (2) or (3) is not payable to a person if the person is a wholly dependent partner (within the meaning of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004) of a deceased member (within the meaning of that Act).

             (9)  If:

                     (a)  a payment is made in respect of a person under the ABSTUDY Scheme; and

                     (b)  the payment is made on the basis that the person is a full‑time student; and

                     (c)  in the calculation of the payment, an amount identified as living allowance is included; and

                     (d)  the payment relates to a period;

a veteran payment referred to in subsection (1), (2) or (3) is not payable to the person in respect of any part of the period.

Incorporation of other instruments

           (10)  Despite subsection 14(2) of the Legislation Act 2003, an instrument under subsection (1) of this section may make provision in relation to a matter by applying, adopting or incorporating, with or without modification, any matter contained in an instrument or other writing as in force or existing from time to time.

2  After paragraph 199(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  veteran payments; and

3  Application provision

Paragraph 45SB(1)(a) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986, as inserted by this Act, applies in relation to:

                     (a)  a claim made on or after the commencement of this item; and

                     (b)  a claim made before that commencement, where the claim had not been determined immediately before that commencement.

Part 2Consequential amendments

Aged Care Act 1997

4  After subsection 44‑24(3)

Insert:

          (3A)  If the care recipient is entitled to a *veteran payment, his or her total assessable income is the sum of:

                     (a)  the amount of the care recipient’s veteran payment reduced by the amount worked out under subsection 5GA(3) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to be the care recipient’s minimum pension supplement amount; and

                     (b)  the amount the Secretary determines to be the amount that would be worked out as the care recipient’s ordinary/adjusted income for the purpose of applying Module E of the Rate Calculator in Schedule 6 to the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.

Note:          Determinations are reviewable under Part 6.1.

5  Subsection 44‑24(4)

Omit “an *income support supplement or a *service pension”, substitute “a *service pension, an *income support supplement or a *veteran payment”.

6  Subsection 44‑24(5)

After “(3)(b)”, insert “, (3A)(b)”.

7  Subsection 44‑24(7)

Omit “or (3)(b)”, substitute “, (3)(b) or (3A)(b)”.

8  Subsections 44‑24(9), (10) and (12)

After “(3)(b)”, insert “, (3A)(b)”.

9  Subsections 44‑26A(2) and (3)

Omit “an *income support supplement or a *service pension”, substitute “a *service pension, an *income support supplement or a *veteran payment”.

10  Paragraph 44‑26A(4)(a)

Omit “an *income support supplement or a *service pension”, substitute “a *service pension, an *income support supplement or a *veteran payment”.

11  Section 85‑1 (table item 46)

 After “(3)(b)”, insert “, (3A)(b)”.

12  Subparagraph 85‑5(3)(a)(ii)

 After “(3)(b)”, insert “, (3A)(b)”.

13  Clause 1 of Schedule 1

Insert:

veteran payment means a veteran payment made under an instrument made under section 45SB of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.

Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997

14  Subsections 44‑10(1A) and (1B)

Omit “an *income support supplement or a *service pension”, substitute “a *service pension, an *income support supplement or a *veteran payment”.

15  Paragraph 44‑10(1C)(a)

Omit “an *income support supplement or a *service pension”, substitute “a *service pension, an *income support supplement or a *veteran payment”.

16  After subsection 44‑24(3)

Insert:

          (3A)  If the care recipient is entitled to a *veteran payment, his or her total assessable income is the sum of:

                     (a)  the amount of the care recipient’s veteran payment reduced by the amount worked out under subsection 5GA(3) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to be the care recipient’s minimum pension supplement amount; and

                     (b)  the amount the Secretary determines to be the amount that would be worked out as the care recipient’s ordinary/adjusted income for the purpose of applying Module E of the Rate Calculator in Schedule 6 to the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.

Note:          Determinations are reviewable under Part 6.1.

17  Subsection 44‑24(4)

Omit “an *income support supplement or a *service pension”, substitute “a *service pension, an *income support supplement or a *veteran payment”.

18  Subsection 44‑24(5)

After “(3)(b)”, insert “, (3A)(b)”.

19  Subsection 44‑24(7)

Omit “or (3)(b)”, substitute “, (3)(b) or (3A)(b)”.

20  Subsections 44‑24(9), (10) and (12)

After “(3)(b)”, insert “, (3A)(b)”.

21  Section 85‑1 (table item 46)

 After “(3)(b)”, insert “, (3A)(b)”.

22  Paragraph 85‑5(3)(b)

 After “(3)(b)”, insert “, (3A)(b)”.

23  Clause 1 of Schedule 1

Insert:

veteran payment means a veteran payment made under an instrument made under section 45SB of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999

24  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (c) of the definition of receiving)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

25  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

veteran payment means a veteran payment made under an instrument made under section 45SB of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.

26  After paragraph 3AA(2)(d)

Insert:

                   ; (e)  a veteran payment.

27  Subparagraphs 1(2)(a)(ii) and (b)(ii) of Schedule 1

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

28  At the end of paragraph 19B(b) of Schedule 1

Add:

                        or (v)  a veteran payment;

29  Subclause 28B(2) of Schedule 1

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

30  Paragraph 38K(1)(a) of Schedule 1

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

31  Subclauses 38K(3) and (4) of Schedule 1 (method statement, steps 1 and 2)

Omit “or income support supplement” (wherever occurring), substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

32  Clause 38L of Schedule 1

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

33  Subparagraph 7(a)(ii) of Schedule 2

Omit “or a service pension or is receiving income support supplement under Part IIIA of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986”, substitute “, a service pension, income support supplement under Part IIIA of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 or a veteran payment”.

34  After paragraph 7(h) of Schedule 3

Insert:

                (haaa)  a veteran payment under an instrument made under Part IIIAA of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986;

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

35  Paragraphs 10(4)(b) and (d)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

36  Paragraph 21(3)(b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

37  Subsection 32AI(1)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

38  Subparagraph 50S(1)(a)(iv)

Omit “and”, substitute “or”.

39  At the end of paragraph 50S(1)(a)

Add:

                             (v)  a veteran payment; and

40  Paragraph 78D(1)(c)

After “pension”, insert “, veteran payment”.

Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests and British Commonwealth Occupation Force (Treatment) Act 2006

41  At the end of subsection 23C(4)

Add:

               ; or (h)  he or she is receiving a veteran payment made under an instrument made under section 45SB of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988

42  After subparagraph 72AC(1)(b)(iv)

Insert:

                          (iva)  a veteran payment made under an instrument made under section 45SB of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986; or

Disability Services Act 1986

43  Subsection 22(4) (paragraph (d) of the definition of pensioner or beneficiary)

Omit “or income support supplement under Part IIIA”, substitute “, income support supplement under Part IIIA or a veteran payment under an instrument made under Part IIIAA”.

Farm Household Support Act 2014

44  Paragraphs 38(2)(a) and (b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936

45  Paragraph 202CB(7)(b)

Omit “such a pension or allowance”, substitute “a pension, veteran payment (within the meaning of that Act) or allowance under that Act”.

46  Paragraph 202CE(8)(b)

Omit “such a pension or allowance”, substitute “a pension, veteran payment (within the meaning of that Act) or allowance under that Act”.

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

47  Section 52‑65 (after table item 21.1)

Insert:

21AA.1

Veteran payment

Supplementary amount is exempt
(see section 52‑70)

Exempt

48  Section 52‑75 (after table item 21)

Insert:

21AA

Veteran payment

Section 45SB

Section 45SB

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

49  At the end of subsection 222(5)

Add:

               ; or (g)  a veteran payment made under an instrument made under section 45SB of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.

50  At the end of subsection 246(4)

Add:

               ; or (g)  a veteran payment made under an instrument made under section 45SB of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.

51  At the end of section 258

Add:

             (7)  This section does not apply in relation to a person who is receiving a veteran payment made under an instrument made under section 45SB of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.

52  After paragraph 301(4)(e)

Insert:

                    (ea)  he or she is receiving a veteran payment made under an instrument made under section 45SB of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986; or

Paid Parental Leave Act 2010

53  Section 6

Insert:

veteran payment means a veteran payment made under an instrument made under section 45SB of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.

54  Paragraph 178(c)

After “pension”, insert “, veteran payment”.

Social Security Act 1991

55  Subparagraphs 4(11)(b)(iii), (c)(iii) and (d)(ii)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

56  Subsection 5A(6) (after paragraph (d) of the definition of recipient child)

Insert:

                   (da)  a veteran payment;

57  Paragraph 8(8)(s)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

58  Subparagraph 8(8)(y)(i)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

59  Subsection 9(1) (definition of pensioner couple)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

60  Paragraph 11(10)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

61  Paragraph 11(10)(d)

After “supplement” (wherever occurring), insert “, payment”.

62  Subparagraphs 11(10)(e)(ii), (iii) and (iv)

After “supplement”, insert “, payment”.

63  Paragraph 11(10)(f)

After “supplement”, insert “, payment”.

64  Subsection 23(1) (at the end of the definition of income support payment)

Add:

               ; or (f)  a veteran payment.

65  Subsection 23(1) (paragraph (b) of the definition of payday)

Omit “or income support supplement” (first occurring), substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

66  Subsection 23(1) (paragraph (b) of the definition of payday)

Omit “or income support supplement” (last occurring), substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

67  Subsection 23(1) (paragraph (b) of the definition of social security recipient status)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

68  Subsection 23(1)

Insert:

veteran payment means a veteran payment made under an instrument made under section 45SB of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.

69  At the end of subsection 47(1)

Add “or a veteran payment”.

70  Paragraph 47(2)(b)

Omit “or a service pension”, substitute “, a service pension or a veteran payment”.

71  Subparagraphs 82(1)(d)(ii) and (5)(b)(iii)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

72  Paragraph 83(1)(b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

73  Paragraph 83(1)(b)

Omit “or IIIA”, substitute “, IIIA or IIIAA”.

74  Sub‑subparagraph 91(1)(b)(ii)(C)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

75  After subparagraph 92C(e)(iv)

Insert:

                        or (v)  a veteran payment;

76  After subparagraph 92L(b)(iv)

Insert:

                        or (v)  a veteran payment;

77  At the end of subsection 103(1)

Add “or a veteran payment”.

78  Paragraph 103(2)(b)

Omit “or a social security benefit or service pension”, substitute “, a social security benefit, a service pension or a veteran payment”.

79  Subparagraphs 146F(1)(d)(ii) and (5)(b)(iii)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

80  Paragraph 146G(1)(b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

81  Paragraph 146G(1)(b)

Omit “or IIIA”, substitute “, IIIA or IIIAA”.

82  Sub‑subparagraph 146Q(1)(b)(ii)(C)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

83  At the end of subsection 151(1)

Add “or a veteran payment”.

84  Paragraph 151(2)(b)

Omit “or a social security benefit or service pension”, substitute “, a social security benefit, a service pension or a veteran payment”.

85  Paragraph 198(7)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

86  At the end of subsection 202(1)

Add “or a veteran payment”.

87  Paragraph 202(2)(b)

Omit “or a social security benefit or service pension”, substitute “, a social security benefit, a service pension or a veteran payment”.

88  Subparagraph 236A(1)(b)(iii)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

89  Subparagraphs 237(1)(d)(ii) and (5)(b)(iv)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

90  Paragraph 238(1)(b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

91  Paragraph 238(1)(b)

Omit “or IIIA”, substitute “, IIIA or IIIAA”.

92  Sub‑subparagraph 246(1)(b)(ii)(C)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

93  At the end of subsection 321(1)

Add “or a veteran payment”.

94  Paragraph 321(2)(b)

Omit “or a social security benefit or service pension”, substitute “, a social security benefit, a service pension or a veteran payment”.

95  At the end of subsection 368(1)

Add “or a veteran payment”.

96  Paragraph 368(2)(b)

Omit “or a social security benefit or service pension”, substitute “, a social security benefit, a service pension or a veteran payment”.

97  Subsection 408CF(1)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

98  Paragraph 408CF(2)(b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

99  At the end of subsection 500S(1)

Add “or a veteran payment”.

100  Paragraph 500S(2)(b)

Omit “service pension”, substitute “a service pension or a veteran payment”.

101  Subparagraph 514A(1)(c)(ii)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

102  Paragraph 552(2)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

103  Subparagraph 567(1)(e)(ii)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

104  Paragraph 578(2)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

105  Subparagraph 592(1)(e)(ii)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

106  Paragraph 593(4)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

107  Paragraph 593(4)(b)

Omit “pension”, substitute “social security pension, service pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

108  Subsection 593(4) (note)

Omit “a pension” (first occurring), substitute “a social security pension, a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

109  Subsection 593(4) (note)

Omit “of pension” (wherever occurring), substitute “of social security pension, service pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

110  Subsection 593(4) (note)

Omit “a pension” (last occurring), substitute “a social security pension, a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

111  Subparagraphs 612(1)(b)(i) and (2)(b)(i)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

112  Subsection 614(1)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

113  Paragraph 614(2)(b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

114  Subparagraph 660LA(1)(e)(ii)

After “service pension”, insert “or a veteran payment”.

115  Subparagraphs 681(1)(b)(i) and (2)(b)(i)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

116  Subsection 686(1)

After “income support supplement,”, insert “a veteran payment,”.

117  Paragraph 686(2)(b)

Omit “service pension or income support supplement”, substitute “a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

118  Subparagraph 728PA(1)(e)(ii)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

119  Paragraph 729(6)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

120  Paragraph 729(6)(b)

Omit “pension”, substitute “social security pension, service pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

121  Subsection 729(6) (note)

Omit “a pension” (first occurring), substitute “a social security pension, a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

122  Subsection 729(6) (note)

Omit “of pension” (wherever occurring), substitute “of social security pension, service pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

123  Subsection 729(6) (note)

Omit “a pension” (last occurring), substitute “a social security pension, a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

124  Subparagraphs 734(1)(b)(i) and (2)(b)(i)

Omit “a social security, service pension or income support supplement”, substitute “a social security pension, a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

125  Subsection 735(1)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

126  Paragraph 735(2)(b)

Omit “service pension or income support supplement”, substitute “a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

127  Subparagraph 768A(1)(e)(ii)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

128  Subparagraph 771HA(1)(c)(i)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

129  At the end of subsection 771HI(1)

Add “or a veteran payment”.

130  Paragraph 771HI(2)(b)

Omit “or a service pension”, substitute “, a service pension or a veteran payment”.

131  Subparagraph 771NU(1)(c)(i)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

132  At the end of subsection 787(1)

Add “or a veteran payment”.

133  Paragraph 787(2)(b)

Omit “or a social security benefit or service pension”, substitute “, a social security benefit, a service pension or a veteran payment”.

134  Subparagraphs 822(1)(d)(ii) and (5)(b)(iii)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

135  Paragraph 823(1)(b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

136  Paragraph 823(1)(b)

Omit “or IIIA”, substitute “, IIIA or IIIAA”.

137  Sub‑subparagraph 830(1)(b)(ii)(C)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

138  Paragraph 1061PJ(1)(b)

Omit “pension”, substitute “payment”.

139  Subsection 1061PJ(3) (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Payments under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act

140  Subsection 1061PJ(3)

Omit “pensions”, substitute “payments”.

141  After paragraph 1061PJ(3)(ba)

Insert:

                   (bb)  a veteran payment;

142  At the end of paragraph 1061PZG(1)(b)

Add:

                            (iv)  a veteran payment;

143  Paragraph 1061TA(2)(a)

Omit “or an income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

144  Paragraph 1061ZG(1)(f)

Omit “or an income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

145  Point 1066A‑D3 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

No pharmaceutical allowance if partner receiving certain supplements under other Acts

146  At the end of paragraph 1066A‑D3(c)

Add “or a veteran payment”.

147  Point 1066B‑D3 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

No pharmaceutical allowance if partner receiving certain supplements under other Acts

148  At the end of paragraph 1066B‑D3(c)

Add “or a veteran payment”.

149  Point 1067G‑C2 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

No pharmaceutical allowance if partner receiving certain supplements under other Acts

150  At the end of paragraph 1067G‑C2(c)

Add “or a veteran payment”.

151  Point 1067G‑H2

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

152  Paragraph 1067G‑H27(b)

Omit “service pension or income support supplement”, substitute “a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

153  Section 1067G (after table item 7A in Module L of the Youth Allowance Rate Calculator)

Insert:

7B

Veteran payment

(section 45SB of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act)

154  Point 1067L‑C2 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

No pharmaceutical allowance if partner receiving certain supplements under other Acts

155  At the end of paragraph 1067L‑C2(c)

Add “or a veteran payment”.

156  Point 1067L‑D2

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

157  Paragraph 1067L‑D26(b)

Omit “service pension or income support supplement”, substitute “a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

158  Point 1068‑B1 (table items 4 and 4B)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

159  Point 1068‑D5 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

No pharmaceutical allowance if partner receiving certain supplements under other Acts

160  At the end of paragraph 1068‑D5(c)

Add “or a veteran payment”.

161  Point 1068‑G2

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

162  Paragraph 1068‑G10(b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

163  Point 1068B‑D2

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

164  Paragraph 1068B‑D23(b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

165  Point 1068B‑E3 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

No pharmaceutical allowance if partner receiving certain supplements under other Acts

166  At the end of paragraph 1068B‑E3(c)

Add “or a veteran payment”.

167  Subsection 1070L(2) (table items 4, 5 and 6)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

168  Subsection 1070N(2) (table items 4, 5 and 6)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

169  Subsection 1070P(2) (table items 4, 5 and 6)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

170  Paragraph 1070W(b)

Omit “service pension or income support supplement”, substitute “a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

171  Paragraphs 1106(2)(a) and (b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

172  Paragraph 1123(2)(a)

Omit “or an income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

173  Paragraph 1123(2)(a)

Omit “or supplement”, substitute “, supplement or payment”.

174  Paragraph 1123(2)(b)

Omit “or an income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

175  Paragraph 1123(2)(b)

Omit “or supplement”, substitute “, supplement or payment”.

176  Subsection 1188C(5) (table items 17, 18, 24 and 25)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

177  Subparagraph 1208L(10)(a)(iv)

Omit “or”.

178  At the end of paragraph 1208L(10)(a)

Add:

                             (v)  a veteran payment; or

179  Subparagraph 1208L(10)(b)(iv)

Omit “or”.

180  At the end of paragraph 1208L(10)(b)

Add:

                             (v)  a veteran payment; or

181  Subparagraph 1208R(8)(a)(iv)

Omit “or”.

182  At the end of paragraph 1208R(8)(a)

Add:

                             (v)  a veteran payment; or

183  Subparagraph 1208R(8)(b)(iv)

Omit “or”.

184  At the end of paragraph 1208R(8)(b)

Add:

                             (v)  a veteran payment; or

185  Subparagraph 1209D(3)(a)(iv)

Omit “or”.

186  At the end of paragraph 1209D(3)(a)

Add:

                             (v)  a veteran payment; or

187  Subparagraph 1209D(3)(b)(iv)

Omit “or”.

188  At the end of paragraph 1209D(3)(b)

Add:

                             (v)  a veteran payment; or

189  Subparagraph 1209Z(1)(b)(iii)

Omit “and” (last occurring), substitute “or”.

190  At the end of paragraph 1209Z(1)(b)

Add:

                            (iv)  is receiving a veteran payment and has reached pension age; and

191  At the end of paragraph 1209ZB(1)(b)

Add:

                       or (iv)  is receiving a veteran payment and has reached pension age;

192  Subsection 1209ZB(1)

Omit “or (iii)”, substitute “, (iii) or (iv)”.

193  Paragraphs 1228(2)(a) and 1229E(1)(b)

After “pension”, insert “, veteran payment”.

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999

194  Subparagraph 90(1)(b)(ii)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

195  Subsection 90(1)

After “service pension” (last occurring), insert “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

196  Paragraph 91(2)(b)

Omit “service pension or income support supplement”, substitute “a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

197  Subsection 91(2)

Omit “or the income support supplement”, substitute “, the income support supplement or the veteran payment”.

198  Subparagraph 96(5)(b)(iii)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

199  Subparagraph 98(1)(b)(ii)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

200  Paragraph 98(1)(c)

Omit “or supplement”, substitute “, supplement or payment”.

201  Subsection 98(1)

Omit “or benefit” (last occurring), substitute “, benefit, supplement or payment”.

202  Subparagraph 98(2)(b)(ii)

After “service pension”, insert “or a veteran payment”.

203  Paragraph 98(2)(c)

Omit “or benefit”, substitute “, benefit or payment”.

204  Section 101 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

101  Automatic rate reduction—receipt of pension or veteran payment by person receiving parenting payment

205  Paragraph 101(b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

206  Section 101

Omit “or the income support supplement”, substitute “, the income support supplement or the veteran payment”.

207  Subparagraph 110(5)(b)(i)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

208  Section 123TC (after paragraph (e) of the definition of category H welfare payment)

Insert:

                    (ea)  a veteran payment; or

209  Section 123TC (after paragraph (d) of the definition of category R welfare payment)

Insert:

                   (da)  a veteran payment; or

210  Section 123TC (paragraphs (b) and (c) of the definition of Part 3B payment nominee)

After “service pension”, insert “or veteran payment”.

211  Section 123TK

Before “For”, insert “(1)”.

212  At the end of section 123TK

Add:

             (2)  For the purposes of this Part, a person is an eligible recipient of a veteran payment while the person is receiving that payment.

213  Section 124D (at the end of paragraph (c) of the definition of schooling requirement payment)

Add:

                          ; (iv)  veteran payment.

Student Assistance Act 1973

214  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

veteran payment means a veteran payment made under an instrument made under section 45SB of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.

215  Paragraph 41D(1)(e)

After “pension”, insert “, veteran payment”.

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

216  After subparagraph 5E(5)(b)(ia)

Insert:

                            (ib)  is not receiving a veteran payment; and

217  After subparagraph 5E(5)(c)(ia)

Insert:

                            (ib)  a veteran payment; or

218  After subparagraph 5E(5)(d)(ia)

Insert:

                            (ib)  a veteran payment; or

219  Paragraph 5G(3)(a)

Omit “a service pensioner or income support supplement recipient”, substitute “a person who is receiving a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

220  Paragraph 5G(3)(b)

Omit “pensioner’s”, substitute “person’s”.

221  Subsection 5G(3)

After “IIIA”, insert “, IIIAA”.

222  Paragraph 5G(4)(a)

Omit “a service pensioner or income support supplement recipient”, substitute “a person who is receiving a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

223  Paragraph 5G(4)(b)

Omit “pensioner’s”, substitute “person’s”.

224  Subsection 5G(4)

After “IIIA”, insert “, IIIAA”.

225  Subsection 5GA(5)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

226  Subsection 5GA(5) (table item 1)

After “Service pension”, insert “or veteran payment”.

227  Subsection 5GA(5) (note)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

228  Subsection 5H(1) (note 2 to the definition of ordinary income)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

229  After paragraph 5H(8)(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  a veteran payment;

230  Subparagraph 5H(8)(w)(i)

After “income support supplement,”, insert “a veteran payment,”.

231  Subsection 5JA(4)

Omit “an income support supplement”, substitute “income support supplement, a veteran payment”.

232  Subsection 5JB(3)

Omit “an income support supplement”, substitute “income support supplement, a veteran payment”.

233  Paragraph 5JBA(10)(a)

Omit “an income support supplement”, substitute “income support supplement, a veteran payment”.

234  Subsection 5L(9)

After “income support supplement”, insert “, a veteran payment”.

235  Paragraphs 5L(9)(a), (b) and (c)

Omit “such a pension” (wherever occurring), substitute “a service pension, income support supplement, a veteran payment or a social security pension”.

236  Subsection 5L(12)

Omit “or an income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

237  Paragraph 5LA(4)(b)

Omit “or income support supplement and that pension or supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment and that pension, supplement or payment”.

238  Subsection 5NB(1) (after paragraph (c) of the definition of compensation affected pension)

Insert:

                     (d)  a veteran payment payable to a person who has not reached pension age (within the meaning of subsections 5QB(2), (3), (4) and (5)); or

239  Subsection 5Q(1) (definition of Australia)

After “IIIA”, insert “, IIIAA”.

240  Subsection 5Q(1) (paragraph (b) of the definition of comparable foreign pension)

After “income support supplement”, insert “, a veteran payment”.

241  Subsection 5Q(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of pension supplement amount)

After “Schedule 6”, insert “or whose rate of veteran payment is worked out under subpoint SCH6‑A1(8) or (9) of Schedule 6”.

242  Subsection 5Q(1)

Insert:

veteran payment means a veteran payment made under an instrument made under section 45SB.

243  Paragraph 5R(11)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

244  Subsection 5R(11)

Omit “rate of pension or income support supplement”, substitute “rate of pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

245  Paragraph 5R(12)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

246  Paragraph 5R(12)(c)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

247  Subsection 5R(12)

Omit “rate of pension or income support supplement”, substitute “rate of pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

248  After subparagraph 27A(1)(c)(ii)

Insert:

                       or (iii)  a veteran payment;

249  Paragraph 27A(1)(d)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

250  Subsection 27A(2) (method statement, steps 4 and 5)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

251  After paragraph 36C(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  a veteran payment; or

252  After subparagraph 36H(2)(a)(iii)

Insert:

                          (iiia)  veteran payment; or

253  Paragraph 36H(2)(b)

Omit “pension or allowance”, substitute “pension, supplement or payment”.

254  After paragraph 37C(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  a veteran payment; or

255  After subparagraph 37H(2)(a)(iii)

Insert:

                          (iiia)  veteran payment; or

256  Paragraph 37H(2)(b)

Omit “pension or allowance”, substitute “pension, supplement or payment”.

257  After paragraph 38C(1)(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  a veteran payment; or

258  After subparagraph 38H(2)(a)(ii)

Insert:

                           (iia)  veteran payment; or

259  Paragraph 38H(2)(b)

After “pension” (first occurring), insert “or payment”.

260  Paragraph 45B(1)(c)

After “an invalidity service pension,”, insert “a veteran payment,”.

261  After paragraph 45D(1)(b)

Insert:

                   (ba)  a veteran payment; or

262  Paragraph 45M(2)(b)

After “a service pension”, insert “, a veteran payment”.

263  Paragraph 45M(2)(c)

After “pension”, insert “or payment”.

264  Paragraph 45N(1)(c)

After “partner service pension”, insert “or a veteran payment”.

265  At the end of paragraph 45N(1)(d)

Add “or a veteran payment”.

266  Subsection 45R(1) (note)

After “a service pension”, insert “, a veteran payment”.

267  Part IIIB (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part IIIBProvisions applying to service pension, income support supplement and veteran payment

268  Subparagraphs 48(1)(c)(i) and (ii)

After “income support supplement”, insert “, a veteran payment”.

269  Paragraphs 48E(a) and (b)

Omit “or an income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

270  Section 50

Omit “or income support supplement rate”, substitute “, income support supplement rate or veteran payment rate”.

271  Paragraph 50A(1)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

272  Paragraph 50A(2)(a)

After “invalidity service pension”, insert “or veteran payment”.

273  Paragraph 50A(2)(c)

After “partner service pension”, insert “or veteran payment”.

274  Paragraph 50A(3)(a)

After “income support supplement”, insert “or veteran payment”.

275  After subparagraph 50A(3)(c)(ii)

Insert:

                       or (iii)  veteran payment;

276  Subsection 50B(1)

After “IIIA”, insert “, or rate of veteran payment,”.

277  Paragraphs 50B(2)(a) and (b)

After “IIIA”, insert “, or rate of veteran payment,”.

278  Subsection 50B(3)

After “IIIA”, insert “, or rate of veteran payment,”.

279  Subparagraphs 52E(c)(i) and (ii)

After “income support supplement”, insert “, a veteran payment”.

280  Paragraphs 52JE(a) and (b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

281  Subparagraph 52Y(1)(a)(i)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

282  Subparagraph 52Y(1)(a)(ii)

Omit “or income support supplement rate”, substitute “, income support supplement rate or veteran payment rate”.

283  Subsection 52Z(1)

Omit “or income support supplement rate”, substitute “, income support supplement rate or veteran payment rate”.

284  Subsection 52Z(2) (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Deduction from maximum payment rate

285  Subsection 52Z(2)

Omit “or income support supplement maximum payment rate”, substitute “, income support supplement maximum payment rate or veteran payment maximum payment rate”.

286  Subsection 52Z(8)

Omit “pension”, substitute “service pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

287  Paragraphs 52ZMA(1)(b) and (d)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

288  Subsection 52ZMA(2)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

289  After subparagraphs 52ZZX(10)(a)(ii) and (b)(ii)

Insert:

                           (iia)  a veteran payment;

290  After subparagraphs 52ZZZC(8)(a)(ii) and (b)(ii)

Insert:

                           (iia)  a veteran payment;

291  After subparagraphs 52ZZZP(3)(a)(ii) and (b)(ii)

Insert:

                           (iia)  a veteran payment;

292  Paragraph 52ZZZT(5)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

293  Paragraph 52ZZZT(5)(b)

After “those payments”, insert “or to verify the eligibility of persons for veteran payment”.

294  Paragraph 52ZZZT(5)(c)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

295  After subparagraph 52ZZZWL(1)(b)(ii)

Insert:

                           (iia)  is receiving a veteran payment and has reached pension age (within the meaning of subsections 5QB(2), (3), (4) and (5)); or

296  Subsection 52ZZZWL(1) (note 3)

Omit “subparagraph (1)(b)(iii)”, substitute “subparagraph (1)(b)(iia) or (iii)”.

297  Subsection 52ZZZWL(1) (note 4)

Omit “and social security pension”, substitute “, social security pension and veteran payment”.

298  After subparagraph 52ZZZWN(1)(b)(ii)

Insert:

                           (iia)  is receiving a veteran payment and has reached pension age (within the meaning of subsections 5QB(2), (3), (4) and (5)); or

299  Subsection 52ZZZWN(1)

After “subparagraph (b)(i), (ii)”, insert “, (iia)”.

300  Subsection 52ZZZWN(1) (note 3)

Omit “subparagraph (1)(b)(iii)”, substitute “subparagraph (1)(b)(iia) or (iii)”.

301  Subsection 52ZZZWN(1) (note 4)

Omit “and social security pension”, substitute “, social security pension and veteran payment”.

302  After subsection 53D(4)

Insert:

          (4A)  If:

                     (a)  a veteran begins to receive a veteran payment on a day; and

                     (b)  on the day before that day the veteran was receiving an age or invalidity service pension;

then, for the purposes of this section, the veteran is taken to be receiving an age or invalidity service pension, and paragraph (1)(a) is taken to be satisfied, while the veteran is receiving that veteran payment.

303  Paragraph 54(1)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

304  Paragraph 54(1)(b)

After “income support supplement”, insert “, or whose eligibility for a veteran payment,”.

305  Subsection 54(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  A reference in subsection (1) to a person to whom a service pension, income support supplement or veteran payment is being paid includes a person to whom the whole or a part of the pension, supplement or payment is being paid for the purpose of being applied for the benefit of the person entitled to the pension, supplement or payment.

306  Paragraph 54(3)(a)

After “pension”, insert “or veteran payment”.

307  Section 54A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

54A  Secretary may require recipient to give information relevant to payment of service pension, income support supplement or veteran payment

308  Paragraph 54A(1)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

309  Paragraph 54A(1)(b)

After “income support supplement”, insert “, or whose eligibility for a veteran payment,”.

310  Paragraph 54A(1)(d)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

311  Subsection 54A(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  A reference in subsection (1) to a person to whom a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment is being paid includes a person to whom the whole or a part of the pension, supplement or payment is being paid for the purpose of being applied for the benefit of the person entitled to the pension, supplement or payment.

312  Subsection 54AA(1)

After “income support supplement,”, insert “a veteran payment”.

313  Subsection 54AA(1)

After “affect the payment of the pension, supplement”, insert “or payment”.

314  Subsection 54AA(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  A reference in subsection (1) to a person receiving a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment includes a person to whom the whole or a part of the pension, supplement or payment is being paid for the purpose of being applied for the benefit of the person entitled to the pension, supplement or payment.

315  Section 54BA (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

54BA  Secretary may require person or person’s partner to take action to obtain a comparable foreign pension

316  Paragraphs 54BA(1)(a) and (1A)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

317  Section 55 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

55  Service pension, income support supplement or veteran payment may be suspended or forfeited when person in gaol or in psychiatric confinement following criminal charge

318  Subsection 55(1)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

319  Paragraph 55A(1)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

320  Paragraph 56(1)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

321  Subparagraphs 56(1)(e)(i) and (ii)

Omit “pension or income support supplement”, substitute “pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

322  Subsection 56(1)

Omit “the pension or income support supplement” (last occurring), substitute “the pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

323  Subsection 56(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  If the pension, income support supplement or veteran payment ceases to be payable to the person under subsection (1), the pension, supplement or payment is cancelled.

Note:          The person’s eligibility for benefits under Division 12 will also cease.

324  Paragraph 56(3)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

325  Paragraph 56(3)(e)

Omit “pension or income support supplement”, substitute “pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

326  Subsection 56(3)

Omit “the pension or income support supplement”, substitute “the pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

327  Paragraph 56A(1)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

328  Subparagraphs 56A(1)(e)(i) and (ii)

Omit “pension or income support supplement”, substitute “pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

329  Subsection 56A(1)

Omit “the pension or income support supplement” (last occurring), substitute “the pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

330  Subsection 56A(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  If the pension, income support supplement or veteran payment ceases to be payable to the person under subsection (1), the pension, supplement or payment is cancelled.

Note:          The person’s eligibility for benefits under Division 12 will also cease.

331  Paragraph 56B(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

332  Paragraph 56B(e)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

333  Section 56B

Omit “the pension or income support supplement”, substitute “the pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

334  Subsection 56C(1)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

335  Subparagraph 56C(2)(a)(i)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

336  Subparagraph 56C(2)(a)(i)

Omit “or supplement”, substitute “, supplement or payment”.

337  Subparagraph 56C(2)(a)(ii)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

338  Subparagraph 56C(2)(a)(ii)

Omit “or supplement”, substitute “, supplement or payment”.

339  Paragraph 56C(2)(b)

Omit “or supplement”, substitute “, supplement or payment”.

340  Subsection 56C(2)

Omit “or supplement” (last occurring), substitute “, supplement or payment”.

341  Paragraph 56C(3)(c)

Omit “pensioner for an increase in the rate of the pension or supplement”, substitute “person for an increase in the rate of the pension, supplement or payment”.

342  Subsection 56C(4)

Omit “or income support supplement” (wherever occurring), substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

343  Subsection 56D(1)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

344  Paragraph 56D(2)(c)

Omit “pensioner for a decrease in the rate of the pension or supplement”, substitute “person for a decrease in the rate of the pension, supplement or payment”.

345  Subsection 56D(3)

Omit “or income support supplement” (wherever occurring), substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

346  Subsection 56DA(1)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

347  Subsection 56DA(2)

Omit “or supplement” (wherever occurring), substitute “, supplement or payment”.

348  Subsection 56DA(2)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

349  Subsection 56E(1)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

350  Subsection 56E(1)

After “the pension”, insert “, supplement or payment”.

351  Paragraph 56EA(1)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

352  Subsection 56EA(1)

Omit “or income support supplement” (last occurring), substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

353  Paragraph 56EB(1)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

354  Subsection 56EB(1)

Omit “or income support supplement” (last occurring), substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

355  Section 56EC (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

56EC  Cancellation determination where service pension, income support supplement or veteran payment not payable

356  Subsection 56EC(1)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

357  Subsection 56EC(1)

Omit “or supplement” (wherever occurring), substitute “, supplement or payment”.

358  Paragraph 56F(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

359  Paragraph 56F(b)

Omit “pension or income support supplement”, substitute “pension, supplement or payment”.

360  Paragraphs 56H(5)(b) and (6)(b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

361  Paragraph 56H(7)(b)

Omit “or income support supplement” (first occurring), substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

362  Paragraph 56H(7)(b)

Omit “the pension or income support supplement”, substitute “the service pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

363  Paragraph 56H(8)(b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

364  Paragraphs 56H(9)(a) and (c)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

365  Section 56J (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

56J  Payment may be cancelled at recipient’s request

366  Subsection 56J(1)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

367  Section 56K (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

56K  Payment may be suspended if instalments not drawn

368  Section 56K

Omit “pensioner”, substitute “person”.

369  Section 56K

Omit “or income support supplement for a continuous period of 6 months, the Commission may cancel or suspend the pension or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or veteran payment for a continuous period of 6 months, the Commission may cancel or suspend the pension, supplement or payment”.

370  Subsection 56L(1)

After “pension”, insert “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

371  Subsection 56M(1)

Omit “or the income support supplement,”, substitute “income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

372  Subsection 56M(1)

Omit “or supplement”, substitute “, supplement or payment”.

373  Subsection 56M(2)

Omit “or the income support supplement,”, substitute “income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

374  Subsection 56M(2)

Omit “or supplement”, substitute “, supplement or payment”.

375  Paragraph 56N(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

376  Paragraph 56N(b)

Omit “or supplement” (wherever occurring), substitute “, supplement or payment”.

377  Section 57 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

57  Persons who may seek review of certain decisions

378  After subsection 57(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  A person who is dissatisfied with either of the following decisions of the Commission made under an instrument made under section 45SB may request the Commission to review the decision:

                     (a)  a decision that the person is not eligible for a veteran payment;

                     (b)  a decision determining the rate of the person’s veteran payment.

379  Subsection 57(2)

Omit “pensioner”, substitute “person”.

380  Paragraphs 57(2)(a) to (d)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

381  Paragraphs 57B(3)(a) and (b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

382  Paragraph 57C(1)(a)

After “income support supplement”, insert “or granting a veteran payment”.

383  Paragraph 57C(1)(b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

384  Subsection 57C(2)

After “granted the claim”, insert “or the veteran payment”.

385  Subsection 57C(3)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

386  Paragraph 57H(1)(a)

After “income support supplement”, insert “or grants a veteran payment”.

387  Paragraph 57H(1)(b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

388  Division 17 of Part IIIB (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 17Administration of payments

389  Subdivision A of Division 17 of Part IIIB (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Subdivision AGeneral administration of payments

390  Section 58

Before “This Subdivision”, insert “(1)”.

391  After paragraph 58(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  veteran payments (see Part IIIAA); and

392  At the end of section 58

Add:

             (2)  For the purposes of this Subdivision, pension includes veteran payment.

Note:          The definition of pension in section 5Q also includes income support supplement.

393  Subsection 58A(3F) (note)

Omit “(7) and”, substitute “(6) to”.

394  After subsection 58A(7)

Insert:

             (8)  If:

                     (a)  an amount of an instalment of veteran payment is payable to a person in relation to a particular day; and

                     (b)  on that day, the person is residing in Australia and:

                              (i)  is in Australia; or

                             (ii)  is temporarily absent from Australia and has been so for a continuous period not exceeding 6 weeks; and

                     (c)  apart from this subsection, the portion of the instalment corresponding to that day would be less than 1/364 of the person’s minimum pension supplement amount, but more than a nil amount;

the amount of that portion of the instalment is to be increased to 1/364 of the person’s minimum pension supplement amount.

395  Subsection 58D(1)

Omit “pensioner’s pension”, substitute “pension of a person (the primary person)”.

396  Paragraph 58D(1)(a)

Omit “pensioner”, substitute “primary person”.

397  Paragraph 58D(1)(a)

Omit “that person”, substitute “the other person”.

398  Paragraph 58D(1)(b)

Omit “that person”, substitute “the other person”.

399  Paragraph 58D(1)(b)

Omit “pensioner”, substitute “primary person”.

400  Subsection 58D(3)

Omit “made to a person”, substitute “made to another person”.

401  Paragraph 58D(3)(a)

Omit “pensioner”, substitute “primary person”.

402  Paragraphs 58D(3)(b) and (c)

Omit “the person”, substitute “the other person”.

403  Paragraph 58D(3)(c)

Omit “pensioner”, substitute “primary person”.

404  Subdivision B of Division 17 of Part IIIB (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Subdivision BPayments outside Australia

405  Section 58K (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

58K  Age, invalidity and partner service pensions, income support supplement and veteran payment generally portable

406  After paragraph 58K(1)(d)

Insert:

                 or (e)  a veteran payment;

407  Section 58L (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

58L  Manner of payment outside Australia

408  Section 58L

After “pension” (wherever occurring), insert “or veteran payment”.

409  Section 59A (table items 1 and 1A)

Omit “Table B”, substitute “Table B‑1”.

410  Section 59A (after table item 1A)

Insert:

1B

Maximum basic rates for veteran payment for a person who is partnered

partnered veteran payment MBR

Rate Calculator—point SCH6‑B2—Table B‑2—column 3—item 2

1C

Maximum basic rates for veteran payment for a person who is not partnered

single veteran payment MBR

Rate Calculator—point SCH6‑B2—Table B‑2—column 3—item 1

411  At the end of Subdivision C of Division 18 of Part IIIB

Add:

59LB  Adjustment of veteran payment maximum basic rates

Partnered veteran payment MBR

             (1)  This Act has effect as if, on each adjustment day, the amount worked out in accordance with the following formula, and rounded up to the nearest multiple of $5.20, were substituted for the partnered veteran payment MBR:

where:

previous partnered veteran payment MBR is the partnered veteran payment MBR applicable on the day before the adjustment day.

Single veteran payment MBR

             (2)  This Act has effect as if, on each adjustment day, the amount worked out in accordance with the following formula, and rounded up to the nearest multiple of $2.60, were substituted for the single veteran payment MBR:

where:

previous single veteran payment MBR is the single veteran payment MBR applicable on the day before the adjustment day.

Definitions

             (3)  In this section:

adjustment day means the following:

                     (a)  20 March;

                     (b)  20 September.

current single pension rate MBR means the single pension rate MBR (see item 1A of the table in section 59A) applicable on the adjustment day.

pension MBR factor means:

previous single pension rate MBR means the single pension rate MBR (see item 1A of the table in section 59A) applicable on the day before the adjustment day.

             (4)  A pension MBR factor worked out under subsection (3) is to be worked out to 3 decimal places. However:

                     (a)  if a pension MBR factor worked out under subsection (3) would, if it were worked out to 4 decimal places, end in a number that is greater than 4, the pension MBR factor is to be increased by 0.001; and

                     (b)  if a pension MBR factor worked out under subsection (3) or paragraph (a) of this subsection would be less than 1, the pension MBR factor is to be increased to 1.

412  After paragraph 59M(1)(f)

Insert:

                     (g)  veteran payment;

413  Paragraph 59Q(7)(b) (definition of maximum basic rate)

Omit “Table B”, substitute “Table B‑1”.

414  At the end of section 85

Add:

           (14)  If:

                     (a)  a veteran begins to receive a veteran payment on a day; and

                     (b)  on the day before that day the veteran was receiving a service pension under Part III;

then, for the purposes of paragraph (7)(b) or (7A)(a), the veteran is taken to be receiving a service pension under Part III while the veteran is receiving that veteran payment.

415  At the end of section 118

Add:

             (3)  This section does not apply in relation to a person if the person is receiving a veteran payment.

416  Paragraphs 118AA(a) and (b)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (a)  either:

                              (i)  the person is receiving a partner service pension, an invalidity service pension or income support supplement, and the person has not reached pension age; or

                             (ii)  the person is receiving a veteran payment, and the person has not reached pension age (within the meaning of subsections 5QB(2), (3), (4) and (5)); and

417  Paragraph 118A(2)(b)

Omit “service pension”, substitute “a service pension or a veteran payment”.

418  Paragraph 118B(3)(b)

Omit “service pension or income support supplement”, substitute “a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

419  After paragraph 118V(1)(f)

Insert:

                    (fa)  is not receiving a veteran payment; and

420  After paragraphs 118V(2)(f) and (3)(f)

Insert:

                    (fa)  the person is not receiving a veteran payment; and

421  Paragraph 119(1)(a)

After “application”, insert “or the grant of a veteran payment”.

422  Paragraph 119(1)(b)

After “pension”, insert “, a veteran payment”.

423  Paragraph 119(1)(e)

After “pension”, insert “or a veteran payment”.

424  Subsection 122(1)

Omit “pensioner”, substitute “person (the pensioner) to whom the pension is payable”.

425  Section 126 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

126  Death of claimant etc.

426  Subsection 126(2)

Omit “of a pensioner”, substitute “of a person (the pensioner)”.

427  Subsection 126(2)

After “pensioner’s pension”, insert “or veteran payment”.

428  Paragraph 126(3)(b)

Omit “or pension”, substitute “, pension or veteran payment”.

429  Subsection 128A(1) (after paragraph (a) of the definition of income payment)

Insert:

                     (b)  a veteran payment; or

430  Subparagraph 128A(4)(a)(i)

After “pension”, insert “, veteran payment”.

431  After paragraph 132(1)(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  a person whose eligibility for a veteran payment is being considered; or

432  Paragraphs 132(1)(c) and (d)

After “claim”, insert “, consideration”.

433  Subsection 132(2)

Omit “or person”, substitute “, a person whose eligibility for a veteran payment is being considered or a person”.

434  Section 202 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

202  Appointment of trustees

435  Subsection 202(1)

Omit “of a pensioner”, substitute “of a person (the primary person)”.

436  Subsection 202(1)

After “of a pension”, insert “, veteran payment”.

437  Subsection 202(1)

Omit “payable to the pensioner be made to another person as trustee for the pensioner”, substitute “payable to the primary person be made to another person as trustee for the primary person”.

438  Subsection 202(1)

After “of the pension”, insert “, veteran payment”.

439  Subsection 202(2)

Omit “in respect of a pension or allowance payable to a pensioner”, substitute “in respect of a pension, veteran payment or allowance payable to the primary person”.

440  Paragraphs 202(2)(a) and (b)

After “pension”, insert “, veteran payment”.

441  Subparagraphs 202(2)(b)(i), (ii) and (iii)

Omit “pensioner” (wherever occurring), substitute “primary person”.

442  Subsections 202(4), (5), (6) and (7)

After “pension” (wherever occurring), insert “, veteran payment”.

443  Subsection 202A(1)

Omit “pension or allowance payable to a pensioner”, substitute “pension, veteran payment or allowance payable to a person”.

444  Paragraph 202A(2)(a)

After “pension”, insert “, veteran payment”.

445  Subsection 202A(3)

Omit “pensions or allowances payable to 2 or more pensioners”, substitute “pensions, veteran payments or allowances payable to 2 or more persons”.

446  Subsection 202A(3)

Omit “those pensioners”, substitute “those persons”.

447  Subsection 202A(4)

Omit “pensioner”, substitute “person”.

448  Subsection 202A(7)

After “pension”, insert “, veteran payment”.

449  Subsection 202A(8) (definition of trust funds)

Omit “pension or allowance payable to a pensioner, means the instalments of the pension or allowance”, substitute “pension, veteran payment or allowance payable to a person, means the instalments of the pension, veteran payment or allowance”.

450  Subsection 202B(1)

Omit “pension or allowance payable to a pensioner”, substitute “pension, veteran payment or allowance payable to a person”.

451  Paragraph 202B(2)(a)

After “pension”, insert “, veteran payment”.

452  Paragraph 202B(2)(b)

Omit “pensioner”, substitute “person”.

453  Paragraph 204(1)(a)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

454  Paragraph 205AA(a)

After “a pension”, insert “, veteran payment”.

455  Paragraph 205AA(a)

Omit “in this section called the new pension or allowance”, substitute “the new payment”.

456  Paragraph 205AA(a)

Omit “new pension or allowance” (wherever occurring), substitute “new payment”.

457  Subparagraph 205AA(b)(i)

After “a pension”, insert “, veteran payment”.

458  Paragraph 205AA(b)

Omit “in this section called the existing pension, benefit or allowance”, substitute “the existing payment”.

459  Paragraph 205AA(c)

Omit “existing pension, benefit or allowance”, substitute “existing payment”.

460  Paragraph 205AA(c)

Omit “new pension or allowance”, substitute “new payment”.

461  Section 205AA

Omit “existing pension, benefit or allowance” (last occurring), substitute “existing payment”.

462  Section 205AA

Omit “new pension or allowance” (last occurring), substitute “new payment”.

463  After subparagraph 208(1)(a)(i)

Insert:

                            (ia)  in connection with the consideration of the eligibility of the person or another person for a veteran payment; or

464  Schedule 6 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Schedule 6Calculation of rates of service pension, income support supplement and veteran payment

465  Clause 4 of Schedule 6 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

4  Application for income tax purposes of reductions in respect of service pension, income support supplement or veteran payment

466  Subclause 4(1) of Schedule 6 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Service pension and veteran payment

467  Subclause 4(1) of Schedule 6

After “If a person’s rate of service pension”, insert “or veteran payment”.

468  At the end of subclause 4(1) of Schedule 6

Add:

Note 3:       Section 60A applies to a person receiving a service pension (but does not apply to a person receiving a veteran payment).

469  Subpoint SCH6‑A1(1) of Schedule 6

Omit “pension”, substitute “service pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

470  At the end of point SCH6‑A1 of Schedule 6

Add:

Method statement 7 (veteran payment, not blind)

             (8)  The rate of veteran payment for a person who is not permanently blind is worked out in accordance with method statement 7.

Method statement 7

Step 1.   Work out the person’s maximum basic rate using Module B below.

Step 2.   Work out the amount of pension supplement using Module BA below.

Step 3.   Work out the amount per year (if any) by way of rent assistance using Module C below.

Step 4.   Add up the amounts obtained in steps 1, 2, and 3: the result is called the maximum payment rate.

Step 5.   Apply the ordinary/adjusted income test using Module E below to work out the reduction for ordinary/adjusted income.

Step 6.   Take the reduction for ordinary/adjusted income away from the maximum payment rate: the result is called the income reduced rate.

Step 7.   Apply the assets test using Module F below to work out the reduction for assets.

Step 8.   Take the reduction for assets away from the maximum payment rate: the result is called the assets reduced rate.

Step 9.   Compare the income reduced rate and the assets reduced rate: the lower of the 2 rates, or the income reduced rate if the rates are equal, is the provisional payment rate.

Step 10. Work out the amount per year (if any) payable by way of remote area allowance using Module G below.

Step 11. Add any amount obtained in step 10 to the person’s provisional payment rate (see step 9). The result is the person’s rate of veteran payment.

                   Note 1:          For ordinary/adjusted income see point SCH6‑E1.

                   Note 2:          If a person’s assets reduced rate is less than the person’s income reduced rate, the person may be able to take advantage of provisions dealing with financial hardship (sections 52Y and 52Z).

                   Note 3:          If a person’s rate is reduced because of Module E or F, the order in which the reduction is to be made against the components of the maximum payment rate is laid down by clause 4 of Part 1.

                   Note 4:          The rate calculation for a member of a couple is affected by the operation of point SCH6‑A2.

                   Note 5:          The rate of veteran payment for a day will be rounded to the nearest cent (see subsection 58A(5)).

                   Note 6:          For the minimum amount of a fortnightly instalment of veteran payment, see subsection 58A(9).

                   Note 7:          An amount of remote area allowance is to be added under step 11 only if the person’s rate of veteran payment is greater than nil.

Method statement 8 (veteran payment, blind)

             (9)  The rate of veteran payment for a person who is permanently blind is worked out in accordance with method statement 8.

Method statement 8

Step 1.   Work out what would be the person’s rate of veteran payment if method statement 7 applied to the person: the result is called the notional income/assets tested rate.

                   Note:    This is the only situation in which a blind person’s veteran payment can be made subject to an income test or assets test (see point SCH6‑A3).

Step 2.   Work out the person’s maximum basic rate using Module B below.

Step 3.   Work out the amount of pension supplement using Module BA below.

Step 4.   Add up the amounts obtained in steps 2 and 3: the result is called the maximum payment rate.

Step 5.   Work out the amount per year (if any) payable by way of remote area allowance using Module G below.

Step 6.   Add:

               (a)     the maximum payment rate; and

              (b)     any amount obtained under step 5.

              The result is called the non‑income/assets tested rate.

Step 7.   Compare the notional income/assets tested rate and the non‑income/assets tested rate: whichever is the greater is the person’s rate of veteran payment.

                   Note 1:          The rate of veteran payment for a day will be rounded to the nearest cent (see subsection 58A(5)).

                   Note 2:          For the minimum amount of a fortnightly instalment of veteran payment, see subsection 58A(9).

471  Point SCH6‑A3 of Schedule 6

Omit “, a permanently blind person’s pension”, substitute “or in method statement 8 (applicable in respect of permanently blind veteran payment recipients), a permanently blind person’s service pension or veteran payment”.

472  Point SCH6‑B1 of Schedule 6 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Maximum basic rate for service pension or income support supplement

473  Point SCH6‑B1 of Schedule 6

After “A person’s maximum basic rate”, insert “for service pension or income support supplement”.

474  Point SCH6‑B1 of Schedule 6

Omit “Table B”, substitute “Table B‑1”.

475  Point SCH6‑B1 of Schedule 6 (table heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Table B‑1—Maximum basic rates for service pension or income support supplement

476  At the end of Module B of Part 2 of Schedule 6

Add:

Maximum basic rate for veteran payment

  SCH6‑B2  A person’s maximum basic rate for veteran payment depends on the person’s family situation. Work out which family situation in Table B‑2 applies to the person. The maximum basic rate is the corresponding amount in column 3.

 

Table B‑2—Maximum basic rates for veteran payment

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Person’s family situation

Column 3

Rate per year

$

Column 4

Rate per fortnight

$

1

Not a member of a couple

23,764

914

 

A member of an illness separated couple

 

 

 

A member of a respite care couple

 

 

2

Partnered

18,553.60

713.60

Note 1:       For member of a couple and partnered see section 5E, and for illness separated couple and respite care couple see subsections 5R(5) and (6).

Note 2:       The maximum basic rates are adjusted 6‑monthly in line with service pensions (see section 59LB).

477  At the end of point SCH6‑BA2 of Schedule 6

Add:

Note:          Section 60A applies to a person receiving a service pension or income support supplement (but does not apply to a person receiving a veteran payment).

478  Point SCH6‑C1 of Schedule 6

Omit “or an income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

479  Point SCH6‑C1 of Schedule 6

After “service pension” (last occurring), insert “or a veteran payment”.

480  Point SCH6‑C2 of Schedule 6

After “service pension”, insert “or a veteran payment”.

481  Paragraph SCH6‑C5(b) of Schedule 6

Omit “, or social security pension”, substitute “, a veteran payment or a social security pension”.

482  Subparagraph SCH6‑C5(c)(i) of Schedule 6

Omit “or social security pension”, substitute “, a veteran payment or a social security pension”.

483  Point SCH6‑C9 of Schedule 6

Omit “or income support supplement rate”, substitute “, income support supplement rate or veteran payment rate”.

484  Point SCH6‑C12 of Schedule 6

After “service pension”, insert “or a veteran payment”.

485  Point SCH6‑E1 of Schedule 6 (paragraph (a) of the definition of ordinary/adjusted income)

After “service pension”, insert “or veteran payment”.

486  Point SCH6‑E2 of Schedule 6 (method statement, step 2, note)

Omit “pension rate”, substitute “rate of service pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

487  Point SCH6‑E11 of Schedule 6 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Reduction for ordinary/adjusted income in excess of ordinary/adjusted income free area

488  Point SCH6‑F1 of Schedule 6 (method statement, step 2, note)

Omit “pension rate”, substitute “rate of service pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

489  Point SCH6‑F4 of Schedule 6 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Reduction for assets in excess of assets value limit

490  Point SCH6‑G1 of Schedule 6

Omit “included in a person’s rate of pension”, substitute “included in a person’s rate of service pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

491  Subparagraph SCH6‑G1(a)(i) of Schedule 6

Omit “pension”, substitute “service pension, income support supplement or veteran payment”.

492  Subparagraphs SCH6‑G1(a)(ii) and (iii) of Schedule 6

Omit “the person’s rate of pension”, substitute “in the case of service pension or income support supplement—the person’s rate of service pension or income support supplement”.

493  Paragraph SCH6‑G4(b) of Schedule 6

Omit “an income support supplement,”, substitute “income support supplement, a veteran payment,”.

Part 3Contingent amendments

Division 1—Provisions that may not commence

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999

494  Subparagraphs 61A(1)(b)(ii) and (2)(b)(ii)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

Division 2—Other amendments

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999

495  Subparagraph 61A(1)(a)(ii)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

496  Paragraph 61A(3)(b)

Omit “or income support supplement”, substitute “, income support supplement or a veteran payment”.

497  Subparagraph 85CJ(1)(d)(iv)

Omit “and”, substitute “or”.

498  At the end of paragraph 85CJ(1)(d)

Add:

                             (v)  a veteran payment; and

Social Security Act 1991

499  At the end of section 22

Add:

Veteran payment

             (8)  If:

                     (a)  a person begins to receive a veteran payment on a day; and

                     (b)  on the day before that day the person was receiving another income support payment at a rate greater than nil and energy supplement was used to work out that rate;

then, for the purposes of this section, paragraph (1)(a) is taken to apply to the person on each day that the person is receiving that veteran payment.

Schedule 3Coordinated Veterans’ Care mental health pilot

  

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

1  At the end of Division 4 of Part 3 of Chapter 6

Add:

287A  Provision of services under the Coordinated Veterans’ Care mental health pilot

             (1)  Despite any other provision of this Part, a person is entitled to services under the program established by the Commonwealth and known as the Coordinated Veterans’ Care mental health pilot only if:

                     (a)  the person is included in a class of persons determined in an instrument under subsection (2); and

                     (b)  the Commission has determined, in writing, that this section applies to the person.

             (2)  The Commission may, by legislative instrument, determine a class of persons for the purposes of paragraph (1)(a).

             (3)  Despite subsection 14(2) of the Legislation Act 2003, an instrument under subsection (2) of this section may make provision in relation to a matter by applying, adopting or incorporating, with or without modification, any matter contained in an instrument or other writing as in force or existing from time to time.

             (4)  A determination under paragraph (1)(b) is not a legislative instrument.

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

2  After section 90

Insert:

90AA  Provision of services under the Coordinated Veterans’ Care mental health pilot

             (1)  Despite section 90, a person is entitled to services under the program established by the Commonwealth and known as the Coordinated Veterans’ Care mental health pilot only if:

                     (a)  the person is included in a class of persons determined in an instrument under subsection (2); and

                     (b)  the Commission has determined, in writing, that this section applies to the person.

             (2)  The Commission may, by legislative instrument, determine a class of persons for the purposes of paragraph (1)(a).

             (3)  Despite subsection 14(2) of the Legislation Act 2003, an instrument under subsection (2) of this section may make provision in relation to a matter by applying, adopting or incorporating, with or without modification, any matter contained in an instrument or other writing as in force or existing from time to time.

             (4)  A determination under paragraph (1)(b) is not a legislative instrument.

Schedule 4Compensation for household and attendant care services where catastrophic injury or disease

  

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

1  Section 213 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

213  Definitions

2  Section 213

Before “In”, insert “(1)”.

3  Section 213

Insert:

catastrophic injury or disease means an injury, or a disease, where the conditions determined in an instrument under subsection (2) are satisfied.

4  At the end of section 213

Add:

             (2)  The Commission may, by legislative instrument, determine conditions for the purposes of the definition of catastrophic injury or disease in subsection (1).

5  Section 216

Omit “The”, substitute “(1) Subject to subsection (2), the”.

6  At the end of section 216

Add:

             (2)  If the service injury or disease referred to in paragraph 214(1)(a) is a catastrophic injury or disease, the weekly amount of compensation under section 214 that the Commonwealth is liable to pay for household services is such amount as the Commission determines to be reasonable in the circumstances.

7  Section 219

Omit “The”, substitute “(1) Subject to subsection (2), the”.

8  At the end of section 219

Add:

             (2)  If the service injury or disease referred to in paragraph 217(1)(a) is a catastrophic injury or disease, the weekly amount of compensation under section 217 that the Commonwealth is liable to pay for attendant care services is such amount as the Commission determines to be reasonable in the circumstances.

9  After paragraph 345(2)(d)

Insert:

                   (da)  a determination under subsection 213(2) (conditions for the purposes of the definition of catastrophic injury or disease in subsection 213(1));

10  Paragraphs 404(1)(f) and (g)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                      (f)  paragraph 216(1)(b);

                     (g)  paragraph 219(1)(b);

11  Application provision

The amendments of sections 216 and 219 of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 made by this Schedule apply in relation to compensation in respect of a week beginning on or after the day on which the first instrument made under subsection 213(2) of that Act commences (whether the catastrophic injury or disease arose before, on or after the commencement of this item).

Schedule 5Qualifying service

  

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

1  Paragraph 35(1)(a)

Omit “claims for”, substitute “establishing”.

2  Division 2 of Part III (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 2Establishing qualifying service

3  Subdivision A of Division 2 of Part III (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Subdivision APathways to establishing qualifying service

4  Section 35B

Repeal the section, substitute:

35B  Pathways to establishing qualifying service

             (1)  To establish that a veteran has rendered qualifying service:

                     (a)  a proper claim must be made for a determination that the veteran has rendered such service; or

                     (b)  there must be a determination in force under section 35BA in respect of the veteran.

Note 1:       A veteran must have rendered qualifying service to be eligible for age service pension or invalidity service pension: see subsections 36(1) and 37(1).

Note 2:       A claim is not required for a determination under section 35BA.

Note 3:       For qualifying service see section 7A.

             (2)  To establish for the purposes of paragraph 38(1)(aa) or (e) that a person’s partner or deceased partner has rendered qualifying service:

                     (a)  a proper claim must be made for a determination that the person’s partner or deceased partner has rendered such service; or

                     (b)  there must be a determination in force under section 35BA in respect of the person’s partner or deceased partner.

Note 1:       For a person to be eligible for a partner service pension under paragraph 38(1)(aa) or (e), the person’s partner or deceased partner needs to be a veteran who rendered qualifying service.

Note 2:       A claim is not required for a determination under section 35BA.

Note 3:       For qualifying service see section 7A.

35BA  Commission determination without the need for a claim

             (1)  The Commission may make a written determination that a specified veteran has rendered qualifying service if the Commission is satisfied that the veteran has rendered such service.

Note 1:       A claim is not required for a determination under this section.

Note 2:       For qualifying service see section 7A.

             (2)  The Commission must give a copy of the determination to:

                     (a)  the veteran; or

                     (b)  the person described in paragraph 38(1)(aa) or (e) in relation to the veteran.

             (3)  A determination by the Commission under this section that a veteran has rendered qualifying service is proof, for all purposes of this Act, that the veteran has rendered qualifying service.

             (4)  A determination under this section is not a legislative instrument.

5  Section 35J

After “Commission”, insert “under section 35H”.

6  Saving provision

The amendments made by this Schedule do not affect the validity of a claim made under section 35B of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 before the commencement of this item.

Schedule 6Defence‑related claims

Part 1Amendments commencing the day after Royal Assent

Division 1—Amendments

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

1  Subsection 280A(2)

Omit “Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988”, substitute “Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence‑related Claims) Act 1988”.

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence‑related Claims) Act 1988

2  Section 2

Repeal the section, substitute:

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this Act

12 October 2017.

12 October 2017

Note 1:       12 October 2017 was 28 days after the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment (Defence Force) Act 2017 received the Royal Assent (see section 2 of and Schedule 1 to that Act).

Note 2:       This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3  Section 3

Omit “Subject to section 117, this”, substitute “This”.

4  Subsection 4(1) (definition of adoption)

Repeal the definition.

5  Subsection 4(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of approved Guide)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

6  Subsection 4(1) (definition of approved program provider)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

approved program provider has the same meaning as in section 41 of the MRCA.

7  Subsection 4(1) (definition of Chairperson)

Repeal the definition.

8  Subsection 4(1) (definition of Comcare subsidiary)

Repeal the definition.

9  Subsection 4(1) (definition of Commission)

Repeal the definition.

10  Subsection 4(1) (subparagraph (d)(ii) of the definition of Commonwealth authority)

Omit “applies; or”, substitute “applies.”.

11  Subsection 4(1) (paragraph (e) of the definition of Commonwealth authority)

Repeal the paragraph.

12  Subsection 4(1) (definition of excluded injury)

Repeal the definition.

13  Subsection 4(1) (definition of exempt authority)

Repeal the definition.

14  Subsection 4(1) (definition of licence)

Repeal the definition.

15  Subsection 4(1) (definition of licensed authority)

Repeal the definition.

16  Subsection 4(1) (definition of licensed corporation)

Repeal the definition.

17  Subsection 4(1) (definition of licensee)

Repeal the definition.

18  Subsection 4(1) (definition of pre‑determination period)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

19  Subsection 4(1) (definition of principal officer, in relation to a licensed corporation)

Repeal the definition.

20  Subsection 4(1) (definition of rehabilitation authority)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

rehabilitation authority, in relation to an employee and a defence‑related claim, means the rehabilitation authority applicable under subsection 39(3) of the MRCA.

21  Subsection 4(1) (definition of relevant authority)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

relevant authority means:

                     (a)  in relation to an employee by whom or in respect of whom a defence‑related claim has been made, and in relation to dependants of the employee—the MRCC; or

                     (b)  in relation to liability to pay an amount, a debt being due or the receipt of an amount—the Commonwealth.

22  Subsection 4(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of suitable employment)

Omit “or a licensee”.

23  Subsection 4(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of suitable employment)

Omit “or the licensed corporation, as the case may be”.

24  Paragraph 4(9)(b)

Omit “or a licensed corporation”.

25  Subsection 4(14)

Repeal the subsection.

26  Section 4A

Repeal the section.

27  Subsection 5(5)

Omit “Comcare, a licensed authority or a licensed corporation”, substitute “the MRCC”.

28  Subsection 5B(1) (definition of disease)

Omit “or a licensee”.

29  Subsection 5B(2)

Omit “or a licensee”.

30  Subsection 6(1)

Omit “or a licensee” (wherever occurring).

31  Subsection 6(1C)

Omit “or a licensee”.

32  Paragraph 7(1)(c)

Omit “or a licensed corporation”.

33  Subsections 7(2), (3) and (7)

Omit “or a licensed corporation”.

34  Paragraph 7(9)(c)

Omit “, a Commonwealth authority or a licensed corporation”.

35  Subsection 8(3)

Omit “or a licensed corporation”.

36  Subsection 8(3)

Omit “or the licensed corporation”.

37  Subsection 8(4)

Omit “or a licensed corporation”.

38  Subsection 8(5)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

39  Subsection 8(6)

Omit “or a licensed corporation”.

40  Paragraph 8(7)(a)

Omit “or a licensed corporation”.

41  Subsection 8(8)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

42  Subsections 8(9) and (9B)

Omit “or a licensed corporation”.

43  Paragraphs 8(10)(a) and (b)

Omit “or a licensed corporation”.

44  Subparagraph 8(10)(b)(i)

Omit “or the licensed corporation”.

45  Subparagraph 8(10)(b)(ii)

Omit “or the licensed corporation” (wherever occurring).

46  Subsections 9(1) and (2)

Omit “or a licensed corporation”.

47  Paragraph 9(3)(b)

Omit “or a licensed corporation”.

48  Section 11

Omit “that authority” (last occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

49  Subsection 14(1)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

50  Paragraph 15(1)(a)

Omit “or a licensed corporation”.

51  Subsection 15(1)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

52  Subsection 16(1)

Omit “Comcare is liable”, substitute “the Commonwealth is liable”.

53  Subsection 16(1)

Omit “Comcare determines”, substitute “the MRCC determines”.

54  Subsection 16(4)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

55  Subsection 16(6)

Omit “Comcare is liable”, substitute “the Commonwealth is liable”.

56  Paragraph 16(6)(c) (definition of numbers of kilometres travelled)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

57  Subsection 16(7)

Omit “Comcare is not liable”, substitute “The Commonwealth is not liable”.

58  Subsection 16(8)

Omit “Comcare shall”, substitute “the MRCC must”.

59  Subsection 16(9)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

60  Subsection 17(3)

Omit “Comcare is liable”, substitute “the Commonwealth is liable”.

61  Subsection 17(3)

Omit “Comcare for”, substitute “the MRCC for”.

62  Paragraph 17(4)(a)

Omit “Comcare is liable”, substitute “the Commonwealth is liable”.

63  Paragraph 17(4)(a)

Omit “Comcare determines”, substitute “the MRCC determines”.

64  Paragraph 17(4)(b)

Omit “Comcare for”, substitute “the MRCC for”.

65  Subsection 17(5)

Omit “Comcare is liable”, substitute “the Commonwealth is liable”.

66  Subsection 17(5)

Omit “Comcare for”, substitute “the MRCC for”.

67  Subsection 17(8)

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

68  Subsection 17(10)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

69  Subsection 18(1)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

70  Subsection 18(2)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

71  Subsections 19(2) and (3)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

72  Subsection 19(4)

Omit “Comcare shall”, substitute “the MRCC must”.

73  Paragraph 19(4)(f)

Omit “Comcare’s opinion”, substitute “the opinion of the MRCC”.

74  Paragraph 19(4)(g)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

75  Subsections 20(2), 21(2) and 21A(2)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “The Commonwealth”.

76  Subsection 22(1)

Omit “Comcare is liable”, substitute “the Commonwealth is liable”.

77  Subsection 22(1)

Omit “determined by Comcare”, substitute “determined by the MRCC”.

78  Section 23A

Repeal the section.

79  Subsection 24(1)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

80  Subsections 24(2) and (3)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

81  Subsection 24(4)

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

82  Subsection 24(5)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “The MRCC”.

83  Paragraphs 24(7)(b) and (7A)(b)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

84  Section 25

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

85  Paragraph 26(4)(a)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

86  Subsection 27(1)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

87  Subsection 27(2)

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

88  Subsections 28(1) and (2)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “The MRCC”.

89  Subsection 28(4)

Omit “Comcare, a licensee”, substitute “the MRCC”.

90  Subsection 28(4)

Omit “Comcare, the licensee”, substitute “the MRCC”.

91  Subsection 28(6)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

92  Subsection 28(8)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “The MRCC”.

93  Subsection 29(1)

Omit “Comcare is liable”, substitute “the Commonwealth is liable”.

94  Subsection 29(1)

Omit “Comcare considers”, substitute “the MRCC considers”.

95  Subsection 29(2)

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

96  Subsection 29(3)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

97  Subsection 29(4)

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

98  Subsection 29(5)

Omit “Comcare is not liable”, substitute “The Commonwealth is not liable”.

99  Subsection 29(5)

Omit “Comcare determines”, substitute “the MRCC determines”.

100  Subsections 29(6) and (7)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

101  Subsection 29A(1)

Omit “Comcare is liable”, substitute “the Commonwealth is liable”.

102  Subsection 29A(1)

Omit “Comcare considers”, substitute “the MRCC considers”.

103  Subsection 29A(2)

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

104  Subsection 29A(3)

Omit “Comcare is liable”, substitute “the Commonwealth is liable”.

105  Subsection 29A(3)

Omit “Comcare considers”, substitute “the MRCC considers”.

106  Subsection 29A(4)

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

107  Subsections 29A(5) and (6)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

108  Paragraph 30(1)(a)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

109  Paragraph 30(1)(c)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

110  Subsection 30(1)

Omit “Comcare shall”, substitute “the MRCC must”.

111  Subsection 30(1)

Omit “its liability”, substitute “the liability of the Commonwealth”.

112  Subsection 31(1)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

113  Subsection 32(1)

Omit “liability of Comcare”, substitute “liability of the Commonwealth”.

114  Paragraph 32(1)(a)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

115  Subsection 32(2)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

116  Paragraph 33(2)(d)

Omit “Part; or”, substitute “Part.”.

117  Paragraph 33(2)(e)

Repeal the paragraph.

118  Section 38 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

38  Review of certain determinations by the MRCC

119  Section 38

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

120  Subsection 40(1)

Omit “(1)”.

121  Subsection 40(1)

Omit “the relevant employer”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

122  Subsection 40(2)

Repeal the subsection.

123  Subsection 41(1)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “The MRCC”.

124  Subsection 41A(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  A rehabilitation authority who is the principal officer of an Entity may, in writing, delegate to an officer of, or a person employed by, that Entity all or any of the powers and functions of the rehabilitation authority under this Part.

125  Section 43

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

126  Subsection 44(1)

Omit “, a Commonwealth authority, a licensed corporation”.

127  Paragraph 44(1)(a)

Omit “, Commonwealth authority or licensed corporation”.

128  Subsection 44(3)

Omit “, a Commonwealth authority, a licensed corporation”.

129  Paragraph 45(1)(b)

Omit “, a Commonwealth authority, a licensed corporation”.

130  Subsection 45(1)

Omit “, the Commonwealth authority, the licensed corporation”.

131  Paragraph 45(2)(a)

Omit “, the Commonwealth authority, the licensed corporation”.

132  Subsection 45(5)

Omit “, a Commonwealth authority, a licensed corporation”.

133  Paragraph 46(1)(b)

Omit “, a Commonwealth authority, a licensed corporation”.

134  Subsection 46(1)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

135  Paragraph 47(1)(b)

Omit “, a Commonwealth authority, a licensed corporation”.

136  Subsection 47(1)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

137  Subsection 48(2)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

138  Subsection 48(3)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

139  Paragraph 48(5)(a)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

140  Paragraph 48(5)(b)

Omit “Comcare’s taking over the conduct of a claim under that section”, substitute “the taking over by the MRCC of the conduct of a claim under that section”.

141  Subsection 48(7)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

142  Paragraph 48(8)(a)

Repeal the paragraph.

143  Paragraph 48(8)(b)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

144  Subsections 49(2) and (3)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

145  Subparagraph 49(5)(a)(i)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

146  Paragraph 49(5)(b)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

147  Subsections 50(1) and (2)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

148  Subsection 50(2)

Omit “it becomes”, substitute “the Commonwealth becomes”.

149  Subsections 50(3) and (4)

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

150  Paragraph 50(4A)(a)

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

151  Paragraph 50(4A)(b)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

152  Subsection 50(4B)

Omit “Comcare proposes”, substitute “the MRCC proposes”.

153  Paragraph 50(4B)(a)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

154  Subsection 50(5)

Omit “Comcare makes”, substitute “the MRCC makes”.

155  Paragraph 50(5)(a)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

156  Subsection 50(7)

Omit “taken over by Comcare”, substitute “taken over by the MRCC”.

157  Subsection 50(7)

Omit “to Comcare and Comcare”, substitute “to the Commonwealth and the Commonwealth”.

158  Paragraph 50(7)(b)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

159  Subsection 50(7)

Omit “Comcare must pay”, substitute “The Commonwealth must pay”.

160  Subsection 50(8)

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Commonwealth”.

161  Section 51 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

51  Payment of damages by persons to the Commonwealth

162  Subsection 51(1)

Omit “Comcare may”, substitute “the MRCC may”.

163  Subsection 51(1)

Omit “to Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “to the Commonwealth”.

164  Subsection 51(2)

Omit “Comcare may”, substitute “the MRCC may”.

165  Subsection 51(2)

Omit “to Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “to the Commonwealth”.

166  Subsection 51(4)

Omit “an amount to Comcare”, substitute “an amount to the Commonwealth”.

167  Subsection 51(4)

Omit “Comcare may recover”, substitute “the MRCC may, on behalf of the Commonwealth, recover”.

168  Subsection 51(4)

Omit “due to Comcare”, substitute “due to the Commonwealth”.

169  Subsection 51(5)

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Commonwealth”.

170  Section 52A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

52A  The Commonwealth’s rights and obligations in respect of certain action for non‑economic loss

171  Paragraph 52A(1)(a)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

172  Subsection 52A(2)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “The MRCC”.

173  Paragraph 52A(2)(b)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

174  Subsection 52A(3)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

175  Subsections 52A(4) and (5)

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

176  Paragraph 52A(6)(a)

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

177  Paragraph 52A(6)(b)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

178  Subsection 52A(7)

Omit “Comcare” (first occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

179  Paragraph 52A(7)(a)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

180  Subsection 52A(8)

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

181  Subsection 52A(9)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

182  Subsection 52A(10)

Omit “Comcare” (first occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

183  Subsection 52A(10)

Omit “Comcare” (second occurring), substitute “the Commonwealth”.

184  Paragraphs 54(2)(a) and (b)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

185  Subsection 54(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (4)  The MRCC must cause a copy of any claim it receives to be given to the Secretary of the Defence Department.

186  Section 56

Omit “paid to, or in accordance with the directions of, a relevant authority under subsection 17(3) or (4),”, substitute “paid to the Commonwealth, or in accordance with the directions of the MRCC under subsection 17(3) or (4),”.

187  Subsection 60(1) (definition of determination)

Omit “34,”.

188  Paragraph 60(2)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  the MRCC.

189  Subsection 60(3)

Repeal the subsection.

190  Paragraph 62(2)(b)

Omit “the Commonwealth; or”, substitute “the Commonwealth.”.

191  Paragraph 62(2)(c)

Repeal the paragraph.

192  Subsection 62(2A)

Repeal the subsection.

193  Paragraph 64(1)(b)

Omit “the Commonwealth; or”, substitute “the Commonwealth.”.

194  Paragraphs 64(1)(c) and (d)

Repeal the paragraphs.

195  Subsection 67(1A)

Repeal the subsection.

196  Subsection 67(2)

Omit “responsible authority”, substitute “Commonwealth”.

197  Paragraph 67(3)(a)

Omit “a determining authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

198  Paragraphs 67(3)(b), (d), (e), (f) and (g)

Omit “authority”, substitute “MRCC”.

199  Paragraph 67(3)(h)

Omit “responsible authority”, substitute “Commonwealth”.

200  Subsection 67(3)

Omit “the determining authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

201  Paragraph 67(4)(a)

Omit “a determining authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

202  Paragraphs 67(4)(b), (d), (e), (f) and (g)

Omit “authority”, substitute “MRCC”.

203  Paragraph 67(4)(h)

Omit “responsible authority”, substitute “Commonwealth”.

204  Subsection 67(4)

Omit “the determining authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

205  Subsection 67(5)

Omit “a determining authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

206  Subsection 67(6)

Omit “A determining authority”, substitute “The MRCC”.

207  Subsection 67(7)

Omit “a determining authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

208  Subsection 67(8)

Omit “responsible authority”, substitute “Commonwealth”.

209  Subsection 67(8A)

Omit “paid by:”, substitute “paid by the Commonwealth.”.

210  Paragraphs 67(8A)(a) and (b)

Repeal the paragraphs.

211  Subsection 67(8B)

Repeal the subsection.

212  Subsection 67(9)

Omit “responsible authority”, substitute “Commonwealth”.

213  Paragraph 67(11)(a)

Omit “the authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

214  Paragraph 67(11)(a)

Omit “Comcare or authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

215  Subparagraphs 67(11)(b)(ii) and (iii)

Omit “the authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

216  Subsection 67(13)

Omit “a responsible authority”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

217  Subsection 67(14)

Omit “responsible authority”, substitute “Commonwealth”.

218  At the end of section 110

Add:

             (5)  The MRCC may establish trust funds for the purposes of this section.

219  Subsection 111(2)

Omit “(2A),”.

220  Subsection 111(2)

Omit “a relevant authority”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

221  Subsection 111(2A)

Repeal the subsection.

222  Subsection 111(5)

Omit “a relevant authority”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

223  Subsection 112(1)

Omit “a relevant authority”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

224  Subsection 112(2)

Omit “or a relevant authority”.

225  Paragraph 112A(1)(a)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

226  Subsection 112A(2)

Omit “Comcare may”, substitute “The MRCC may, on behalf of the Commonwealth,”.

227  Subsection 112A(3)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

228  Subsection 112A(4)

Omit “Subject to section 23A, the”, substitute “The”.

229  Subsection 112A(4) (note)

Repeal the note.

230  Subsection 112A(5)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

231  Paragraph 112B(1)(a)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

232  Subsection 112B(2)

Omit “Comcare may”, substitute “The MRCC may, on behalf of the Commonwealth,”.

233  Subsection 112B(3)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

234  Subsection 112B(4)

Omit “Subject to section 23A, the”, substitute “The”.

235  Subsection 112B(4) (note)

Repeal the note.

236  Subsection 112B(5)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

237  Section 113 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

113  Recovery of amounts due to the Commonwealth

238  Paragraph 113(a)

Omit “a relevant authority”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

239  Paragraph 113(b)

Omit “relevant authority”, substitute “Commonwealth”.

240  Section 113

Omit “relevant authority shall”, substitute “Commonwealth must”.

241  Section 113

Omit “shall realise”, substitute “must realise”.

242  Section 113

Omit “to the relevant authority and of the relevant authority”, substitute “to the Commonwealth and of the Commonwealth”.

243  Section 114A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

114A  Notice to the MRCC of retirement of employee

244  Paragraph 114A(1)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  an employee of the Commonwealth is receiving, or is entitled to receive, compensation under this Act; and

245  Subsection 114A(1)

Omit “Comcare stating”, substitute “the MRCC stating”.

246  Paragraph 114B(1)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  the MRCC is of the opinion that the retired employee may have been paid, or might be paid, amounts of compensation under this Act in excess of the amounts that he or she was entitled to receive because of section 20, 21 or 21A;

247  Subsection 114B(2)

Omit “Comcare or the authority, as the case may be,”, substitute “The MRCC”.

248  Paragraph 114B(2)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  stating that the retired employee may receive, or may have received, an overpayment of compensation; and

249  Paragraph 114B(2)(b)

Omit “Comcare or the authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

250  Subparagraphs 114B(2)(c)(i) and (ii)

Omit “Comcare or the authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

251  Subsection 114B(3)

Omit “Comcare or the authority, as the case may be,”, substitute “The MRCC”.

252  Subsection 114B(5)

Omit “Comcare or a licensed authority receives”, substitute “the MRCC receives”.

253  Subsection 114B(5)

Omit “Comcare or the authority, as the case may be,”, substitute “the MRCC”.

254  Subparagraph 114B(5)(b)(ii)

Omit “Comcare or the authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

255  Subsection 114B(6)

Omit “Comcare or a licensed authority”, substitute “The MRCC”.

256  Subsection 114B(8)

Omit “Comcare or the licensed authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

257  Subsections 114B(9), (10) and (11)

Omit “Comcare or the authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

258  Subsection 114B(12)

Omit “Comcare or a licensed authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

259  Paragraph 114B(12)(b)

Omit “Comcare or the authority, as the case may be”, substitute “the MRCC”.

260  Subsection 114B(13)

Omit “Comcare or a licensed authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

261  Subsection 114B(15) (definition of working day)

Omit “Comcare or a licensed authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

262  Section 114C (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

114C  The MRCC may write off debt

263  Subsection 114C(1)

Omit “Comcare may”, substitute “The MRCC may, on behalf of the Commonwealth,”.

264  Subsection 114C(1)

Omit “to Comcare”, substitute “to the Commonwealth”.

265  Subsection 114C(2) (note)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

266  Section 114D (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

114D  The MRCC may waive debt

267  Subsection 114D(1)

Omit “Comcare may”, substitute “The MRCC may, on behalf of the Commonwealth,”.

268  Subsection 114D(1)

Omit “its right”, substitute “the Commonwealth’s right”.

269  Subsection 114D(1)

Omit “to Comcare”, substitute “to the Commonwealth”.

270  Subsection 114D(2)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

271  Paragraph 114D(3)(a)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

272  Subsection 114D(5)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

273  Subsection 114D(5) (note)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

274  Section 117

Repeal the section.

275  Subsection 118(2)

Omit “a relevant authority”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

276  Subsection 118(2)

Omit “the relevant authority may recover”, substitute “the MRCC may, on behalf of the Commonwealth, recover”.

277  Subsection 118(2)

Omit “paid by it”, substitute “paid by the Commonwealth”.

278  Subsection 118(2)

Omit “the authority”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

279  Subsection 118(3)

Omit “A relevant authority that has received a claim”, substitute “If the MRCC has received a claim, the MRCC”.

280  Subsection 119(3)

Omit “by a relevant authority”, substitute “by the Commonwealth”.

281  Subsection 119(3)

Omit “to the relevant authority”, substitute “to the Commonwealth”.

282  Paragraph 119(4)(a)

Omit “a relevant authority”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

283  Paragraph 119(4)(d)

Omit “the relevant authority”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

284  Subsection 119(4)

Omit “debtor to the relevant authority”, substitute “debtor to the Commonwealth”.

285  Subsection 119(6)

Omit “the relevant authority”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

286  Subsection 120(1)

Omit “a relevant authority”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

287  Subsection 120(2)

Omit “the relevant authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

288  Subsection 120(3)

Omit “the relevant authority” (wherever occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

289  Subsection 120(4)

Omit “the relevant authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

290  Section 121A

Repeal the section.

291  Subsection 122A(1)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “MRCC”.

292  Section 124A

Repeal the section.

293  Subsection 125(1)

Omit “, or of a Commonwealth authority,”.

294  Subsection 125(1)

Omit “the relevant authority”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

295  Subsection 125(1)

Omit “the corresponding liability of that relevant authority”, substitute “its corresponding liability”.

296  Subsection 125(2)

Omit “, or of a Commonwealth authority,”.

297  Subsection 125(2)

Omit “the corresponding liability of the relevant authority”, substitute “its corresponding liability”.

298  Subsection 127(1)

Omit “, or of a Commonwealth authority,”.

299  Subsection 127(1)

Omit “by the relevant authority”, substitute “by the MRCC”.

300  Subsection 127(1)

Omit “of the relevant authority”, substitute “of the Commonwealth”.

301  Subsection 127(2)

Omit “by the relevant authority”, substitute “by the MRCC”.

302  Subsection 127(2)

Omit “of that relevant authority”, substitute “of the Commonwealth”.

303  Section 128

Omit “, or of a Commonwealth authority,”.

304  Section 128

Omit “relevant authority”, substitute “Commonwealth”.

305  Section 128A

Repeal the section.

306  Paragraph 129(1)(aa)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

307  Subsection 129(3)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

308  Subsection 129A(1)

Omit “Comcare may”, substitute “The MRCC may”.

309  Paragraph 129A(1)(b)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

310  Subsection 129A(2)

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

311  Subsection 132A(4)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

312  Paragraph 137(1)(a)

Omit “a relevant authority”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

313  Paragraph 137(1)(c)

Omit “relevant authority”, substitute “MRCC”.

314  Subsection 137(1)

Omit “relevant authority must”, substitute “MRCC must”.

315  Subsection 137(1)

Omit “its liability”, substitute “the liability of the Commonwealth”.

316  Section 140

Omit:

This Part also modifies the operation of this Act in relation to the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission and in relation to the liabilities of Comcare and the Commonwealth for members of the Defence Force.

317  Subsection 143(1)

Omit “(1)”.

318  Subsections 143(2), (3) and (4)

Repeal the subsections.

319  Subsection 144B(1)

Omit “SRCA injury”, substitute “DRCA injury”.

320  Paragraphs 144B(1)(a) and (b)

Omit “SRCA injury”, substitute “DRCA injury”.

321  Subparagraphs 144B(1)(c)(i), (ii) and (iii)

Omit “SRCA injury”, substitute “DRCA injury”.

322  Subsections 144B(2) and (3)

Omit “SRCA injury” (wherever occurring), substitute “DRCA injury”.

323  Subsection 144B(5)

Omit “SRCA injury”, substitute “DRCA injury”.

324  Subsection 146(1)

Repeal the subsection.

325  Section 147

Repeal the section, substitute:

147  Notice to the Chief of the Defence Force

                   Section 61 applies as if it requires the determining authority to give a copy of the notice to the Chief of the Defence Force if the determination relates to liability for an injury, disease or death, or the permanent impairment, of a person who was a member of the Defence Force:

                     (a)  for an injury, disease or permanent impairment—at the time when the determination was made; or

                     (b)  for a death—at the time of death.

326  Before subsection 151A(2)

Insert:

          (1B)  The MRCC (or a staff member assisting the MRCC) may provide any information obtained in the performance of duties under this Act to the Chief of the Defence Force for a purpose relating to the reconsideration or review under Part VI of a determination made under this Act about acceptance of liability for an injury, disease or death.

327  Paragraphs 151A(2)(a) and (b)

Omit “or (1A)”, substitute “, (1A) or (1B)”.

328  Section 153

Repeal the section.

329  Division 4 of Part XI

Repeal the Division.

Division 2—Application provisions

330  Application provisions

(1)       Section 147 of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence‑related Claims) Act 1988, as inserted by this Schedule, applies in relation to notices given at or after the commencement of this item.

(2)       The amendments of section 151A of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence‑related Claims) Act 1988 made by this Schedule apply in relation to disclosures of information on or after the commencement of this item (whether the information was obtained before, on or after that commencement).

Part 2Other amendments

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988

331  After section 42

Insert:

43  Certain persons may request cessation of compensation payments

             (1)  If compensation under this Act is payable to, or for the benefit of, a person who is:

                     (a)  a member of a Peacekeeping Force, for the purposes of Part IV of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986; or

                     (b)  a dependant of such a member;

the person may, by notice in writing to Comcare, request that an amount (the compensation amount) of compensation under this Act to which the person is entitled, or may become entitled, not be paid to, or for the benefit of, the person.

             (2)  When Comcare receives the request, the compensation amount:

                     (a)  ceases to be payable at the time of that receipt; and

                     (b)  if the amount would become payable during the period when the request is in force, does not become payable.

             (3)  The person may, by notice in writing to Comcare, revoke the request.

             (4)  The revocation:

                     (a)  has effect on the receipt of the notice by Comcare; and

                     (b)  does not revive any entitlement to the compensation amount, as a result of making the request.

             (5)  A person who is under a legal disability (the first person) may not make or revoke a request but a request may be made or revoked on his or her behalf by another person who Comcare is satisfied represents the first person’s interests.

             (6)  A request or revocation made on behalf of the first person is taken to have been made by that person.

332  Application provision

Section 43 of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988, as inserted by this Schedule, applies in relation to requests or revocations given before, at or after the commencement of this item.

Schedule 7Specialist Medical Review Council

  

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

1  Paragraph 196B(7A)(c)

Omit “the Council”, substitute “the Review Council”.

2  Subsections 196B(10) and (11)

Omit “the Council”, substitute “the Review Council”.

3  Subsection 196B(11) (note 2)

Omit “the Council”, substitute “the Review Council”.

4  Subsection 196B(12)

Omit “the Council”, substitute “the Review Council”.

5  Subsection 196B(12) (note 2)

Omit “the Council”, substitute “the Review Council”.

6  Section 196K

Omit “the Council”, substitute “the Review Council”.

7  Section 196V (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

196V  Establishment of Specialist Medical Review Council

8  Section 196VA (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

196VA  Application of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 to the Review Council

9  Subsections 196W(2) to (8)

Omit “Council” (wherever occurring), substitute “Review Council”.

10  Subsection 196X(2)

Omit “Council”, substitute “Review Council”.

11  Subsection 196ZA(1)

Omit “the Council”, substitute “the Review Council”.

12  Subsections 196ZB(1), (2) and (3)

Omit “the Council” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Review Council”.

13  Subsections 196ZC(1) and (2)

Omit “the Council”, substitute “the Review Council”.

14  Subsection 196ZE(1)

Omit “the Council”, substitute “the Review Council”.

15  Subsections 196ZK(2) and (3)

Omit “the Council”, substitute “the Review Council”.

16  Subsections 196ZK(4) to (7)

Omit “Council” (wherever occurring), substitute “Review Council”.

17  Section 196ZM

Omit “the Council”, substitute “the Review Council”.

Schedule 8Other amendments

  

Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests and British Commonwealth Occupation Force (Treatment) Act 2006

1  Paragraph 7(1)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  is:

                              (i)  a nuclear test participant; or

                             (ii)  a British Commonwealth Occupation Force participant; or

                            (iii)  a person who served as a member of the Australian Defence Force in Japan at any time during the period from the beginning of 16 August 1945 to the end of 30 January 1946; and

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

2  Subsection 37E(1)

Omit “he has turned 65 or she has reached pension age (within the meaning of subsections 5QB(3), (4) and (5))”, substitute “he or she has reached pension age (within the meaning of subsections 5QB(2), (3), (4) and (5))”.

3  Subparagraph 63B(1)(a)(ii)

Omit “concession card requirement”, substitute “concession requirement”.

4  Section 63D (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

63D  The concession requirement

5  Subsection 63D(1)

Omit “concession card requirement”, substitute “concession requirement”.

6  At the end of subsection 63D(1)

Add:

               ; or (c)  under section 53A, the person is eligible for fringe benefits on that day.

7  Paragraph 63D(2)(a)

Repeal the paragraph.

8  Application provision

The amendments of sections 63B and 63D of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 made by this Schedule apply in relation to the following:

                     (a)  the income year in which this item commences, where the EMEP test day is on or after the day this item commences;

                     (b)  each later income year.

 

 

 

 

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 15 February 2018

Senate on 19 March 2018]

 

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