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Activity in 2017–18

In 2017–18, the full Commission held 10 formal meetings and considered 50 submissions. The subcommittee of the Commission held two meetings and considered four submissions.

Matters considered during 2017–18 included:

  • amendments to treatment principles
  • delegation of Commission powers
  • high-level policy and procedures relating to the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA)
  • assistance for contemporary widows, widowers and dependants
  • administration of the legislation and performance monitoring against key indicators and targets
  • the Department of Veterans' Affairs' Strategic Research Model and associated research proposals.

Over the past six years, the number of matters considered by the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (MRCC) has declined substantially, from 211 submissions in 2012–13 to 54 in 2017–18. Much of the decline has been a consequence of delegated decision-making by the MRCC and the development of full MRCC policies and guidelines to support decision-making by the MRCC delegates.

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