This bill proposes to implement recommendations made by the Paterson Report. It focuses on improving access to services for veterans, improving support for veterans' families, supporting veterans and their families at the end of the veteran's life, and removing unfair provisions of the Veteran's Support Act 2014.
Royal Assent given 06 August 2020.
Enacted as the Veterans' Support Amendment Act 2020 (2020/54)
|Bill type||Government bill|
|Introduced||20 March 2020|
|First reading||27 May 2020|
|Select Committee||Social Services and Community Committee|
|Public submissions due||16 June 2020|
|Select Committee report back||21 July 2020|
|Second reading||30 July 2020|
|Committee of the whole House||30 July 2020|
|Third reading||30 July 2020|
|Royal Assent||6 August 2020|
|Enacted as||Veterans' Support Amendment Act 2020 (2020/54)|
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