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Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission Annual Report 2016–17

Members of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) No. 1 Medical Air Evacuation Transport Unit

Members of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) No. 1 medical Air Evacuation Transport Unit tend to injured RAAF and Australian Imperial Force patients being flown home from New Guinea to Australia for treatment, in 1944. (AWM OG3345)

Members of an RAAF Aeromedical Evacuation and Critical Care Team

Members of an RAAF Aeromedical Evacuation and Critical Care Team tend to injured Australian soldiers being flown home from Afghanistan to Australia, in 2011. (Dept of Defence 20111106 adf8115142_526)

  • Functions and powers

    The Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (MRCC) was established under section 361 of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA) in June 2004.

  • Structure

    The MRCC subcommittee, comprising the three members of the Repatriation Commission, considers routine administrative matters, but its decisions have no legal effect until ratified by the full MRCC.

  • Membership

    Simon Lewis PSM, Chair | Craig Orme DSC AM CSC | Major General Mark Kelly AO DSC | Air Vice-Marshal Tracy Smart AM | Rear Admiral Brett Wolski AM RAN | Jennifer Taylor

  • Relationship with the Department

    The MRCC is vested with broad powers to enable it to carry out its functions.

  • Administration of the MRCA and SRCA

    The MRCA provides a comprehensive range of compensation and rehabilitation for injured and ill ADF members and former members.

  • Activity in 2016–17

    In 2016–17, the full Commission held 11 formal meetings and considered 61 submissions.