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Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission Annual Report 2017–18

Totally and permanently incapacitated veterans of the First World War are tended by nursing staff at the Anzac Hostel, Melbourne, c. 1919. Text within reads: Over the last

Totally and permanently incapacitated veterans of the First World War are tended by nursing staff at the Anzac Hostel, Melbourne, c. 1919. (AWM P03098_004)

A sister from a specialist renal unit prepares for a home visit with a dialysis patient, c. 1974. By the 1960s, home visits were an important element of Repatriation Department care.

A sister from a specialist renal unit prepares for a home visit with a dialysis patient, c. 1974. By the 1960s, home visits were an important element of Repatriation Department care.

  • 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

    Liz Cosson AM CSC, 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 DRCA

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

  • Activity in 2017–18

    In 2017–18, the full Commission held 10 formal meetings and considered 50 submissions.