Veterans’ Support Amendment Bill

The Veterans' Support Amendment Bill finished its first reading in Parliament on 29 May, and was referred to the Social Services and Community select committee for them to consider.

The bill aims to fix up a drafting error which has been identified in the Veterans' Support Act 2014. It will make clear that the responsible Minister is able to declare deployments to be qualifying operational service at any stage. This will include retrospective declarations ie declarations relating to deployments that have already concluded.

The select committee has decided to make a public call for submissions. If you want to make a submission about the bill, you can now do so online. The link will take you to the page on the Parliament website which gives instructions about how to do this. Submissions will close on 3 June.

Make a submission on the Veterans' Support Amendment Bill

The bill is very short and focused, with the sole aim of fixing a drafting error which has been identified in the Veterans' Support Act 2014. Any submission that is made should refer only to what is in the bill the committee is now considering, as it cannot look at any broader issues.

Date

30 May 2019

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