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Repatriation Commission activity

The Repatriation Commission held 12 formal meetings to consider 55 submissions in 2017–18, compared with 16 formal meetings and 84 submissions in 2016–17. The Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) is embracing significant change, and the Commission considered a range of policy improvements as well as policy matters relating to individual cases.

Matters considered by the Repatriation Commission in 2017–18 included:

  • amendments to treatment principles
  • delegation of Commission powers
  • high-level policy and procedures relating to the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA)
  • assistance for contemporary widows, widowers and dependants
  • administration of the legislation and performance monitoring against key indicators and targets
  • the DVA Strategic Research Model and associated research proposals.

The Repatriation Commission's activities under the VEA are focused on meeting the needs of all clients.

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