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Instrument No. R92 of 2018 Schemes as made
This instrument amends the Veterans' Children Education Scheme to extend eligibility for the Long Tan Bursary to an eligible grandchild of a Vietnam veteran.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 65
Registered 25 Feb 2019

 

Australian Government

 

 

 

Veterans’ Children Education Scheme (Long Tan Bursary) Amendment Instrument 2018

Instrument No. R92 of 2018

 

 

 

 

 

I, Darren Chester, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, approve under subsection 117(3) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986, the variations by the Repatriation Commission of the Veterans’ Children Education Scheme in the following instrument.

 

Dated this          5th               day of          February              2019

D Chester

DARREN CHESTER

 

 

The Repatriation Commission, under subsection 117(8) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986, makes the variations to the Veterans’ Children Education Scheme in the following instrument.

 

 

Dated this                   3rd         day of      December                2018

 

The Seal of the                                                               )

Repatriation Commission                                              )  SEAL

was affixed hereto in the                                                )

presence of:                                                                    ) 

                                                                                        

 

       E Cosson                                              C Orme                                          M A Kelly

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 ELIZABETH COSSON                                     CRAIG ORME                                 Major General Mark Kelly

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          PRESIDENT                                       DEPUTY PRESIDENT                                        COMMISSIONER

 


 

1        Name

     This instrument is the Veterans’ Children Education Scheme (Long Tan Bursary) Amendment Instrument 2018.

 

2        Commencement

 

This instrument commences immediately after the commencement of Schedule 4 to the Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Veteran-centric Reforms No. 2) Act 2018.

 

Note: Schedule 4 to the Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Veteran-centric Reforms No. 2) Act 2018 commences on 1 July 2019.

 

3        Authority

      This instrument is made under subsection 117(8) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.

 

 

4        Schedule

     The Veterans’ Children Education Scheme (Instrument 2015 No. R43) is varied in accordance with the items in the Schedule.

 

 

                              


Schedule

 

Variations to the Veterans’ Children Education Scheme (Instrument 2015 No. R43)

 

 

[1]  Paragraph 1.2.1

 

Insert:

 

eligible grandchild of a Vietnam veteran – has the same meaning as it has in subsection 116(1) of the Act.

 

 

[2]  Paragraph 1.2.1 definition of “Long Tan Bursary”

 

Repeal the definition, substitute:

 

Long Tan Bursary means the bursary that may be provided by the Commission under paragraph 7.3.2 of the Scheme to an appropriate Eligible child or eligible grandchild of a Vietnam veteran in order to assist the person with their tertiary education.

 

 

[3]  Paragraph 7.3.2

 

Repeal the paragraph (including the note), substitute:

 

 

7.3.2 The Commission may award a Long Tan Bursary to:

 

(a)    an Eligible child but only if the person is an Eligible child by virtue of a determination under subsection 116C(2) of the Act that the person is within a class of persons described in item 2 of the Schedule to the Veterans’ Entitlements (Veterans’ Children Education Scheme) Eligible Persons Determination 2017 (2017 No. R2); or

 

(b)   an eligible grandchild of a Vietnam veteran.

 

 

 

[4]  Paragraph 7.3.3

 

After “Eligible child”, insert “or eligible grandchild of a Vietnam veteran”.

 

 

 

 

[5]  Paragraph 7.3.4

 

After “Eligible child”, insert “or eligible grandchild of a Vietnam veteran”.