Federal Member for Kingston

Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development

Shadow Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Shadow Minister for Defence Personnel

Fighting For Us

Speeches in Parliament

SPEECH: Veterans Entitlements Amendment Bill 2018

Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (12:14): I rise to speak on the Veterans' Entitlements Amendment Bill 2018. This bill amends the Veterans' Entitlements Act in relation to how the Department of Veterans' Affairs administers bereavement payments, correcting an inadvertent error from amendments made in 1996. This bill reinstates an element which deals with the provision of bereavement payments and recovery of overpayment of a surviving partner.

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