Second Reading SpeechMrs ANDREWS (McPherson-Minister for Industry, Science and Technology)
That this bill be now read a second time.
I am pleased to introduce the Treatment Benefits (Special Access) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2019.
The bill will make necessary amendments to related acts, to ensure that civilian surgical and medical team members will be able to receive medical treatment and pharmaceutical supplement resulting from their eligibility under the Treatment Benefits (Special Access) Act 2019.
The bill will ensure that civilian surgical and medical team members eligible for medical treatment under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 will transition to arrangements under this bill easily and are exempt from paying income tax on travel expenses and the pharmaceutical benefits.
I commend the bill.