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Review of Military Compensation Arrangements Report - Volume 1

This report was released on 18 March 2011.

Part 1. Context

1. Terms of reference and conduct of the Review

  • Terms of reference and conduct of the Review (PDF 79 KB)
    • Introduction
    • Background.
    • Establishment of the Review.
    • Terms of reference.
    • Call for submissions.
    • Appointment of Steering Committee.
    • Project team.
    • Cost of the review.
    • Consultation.
    • Prime Ministerial Advisory Council on Ex-service Matters.
    • Ex-Service Organisation Round Table.
    • Correspondence.
    • Website.
    • Examination of submissions.
    • Implementation of the Review’s recommendations.
    • Structure of report.

2. Historical overview

  • Historical overview (PDF 100 KB)
    • Introduction.
    • Background to the repatriation system.
    • Legacy of the repatriation system.
    • Peacetime service compensation arrangements.
    • Dual eligibility post-Vietnam War
    • Black Hawk helicopter accident and the Tanzer Review.
    • Development of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act
    • Conclusions.

3. The Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Scheme

  • Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Scheme (PDF 576 KB)
    • Introduction.
    • Background.
    • Kinds of service under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act
    • Occupational health, safety, rehabilitation and compensation in the Australian Defence Force
    • Incident report and rehabilitation referral
    • Initial liability.
    • Needs assessment
    • Transition to civilian life.
    • Incapacity payments.
    • Treatment, household services and attendant care.
    • Permanent impairment compensation.
    • Other benefits.
    • Claims lodged after separation from the Australian Defence Force.
    • Benefits under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act
    • Transitional cases.
    • Systemic issues.
    • Claim trends.
    • Expenditure.
    • Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act and Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act liability.
    • Conclusions.  

4. Unique nature of military service

  • Unique nature of military service (PDF 109 KB)
    • Introduction.
    • Background.
    • Unique nature of military service and the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act
    • Maintaining the contemporary nature of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act
    • Comparisons between the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act and the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act
    • Recent developments in the Commonwealth workers’ compensation jurisdiction
    • Safe Work Australia and Heads of Workers’ Compensation Authorities.
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