Recent changes to our legislation
We administer laws to support veterans and members of our defence forces. Some laws say how we must deliver our income support, compensation and health programs. Others focus on commemorations, war graves and defence housing.
Australian Veterans’ Recognition (Putting Veterans and their Families First) Act 2019
The Australian Veterans’ Recognition (Putting Veterans and their Families First) Act 2019 (the Act) received Royal Assent on 30 October 2019 and commenced on 31 October 2019.
Defence Service Homes Amendment Act 2019
Amendment to the Act to expand eligiblity to current and former ADF members who have completed at least one day of continuous service
Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment
Amendments to the MRCA to simplify treatment pathways for medical treatment
Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Regulations 2019 (the DRCA Regulations 2019)
Regulations which commenced on 1 October 2019 and were drafted to prescribe, set out, and repeal measures in the existing regulatory framework
Schedule 1 – Claims by Chief of Defence Force on behalf of persons
Amendments to the MRCA regarding liability claims for currently serving Australian Defence Force members
Treatment Benefits (Special Access) Act 2019 and Treatment Benefits (Special Access) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2019
This Act applies in relation to treatment provided, travel expenses incurred and payment of pharmaceutical supplement on and after 1 July 2019
Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Partner Service Pension and Other Measures) Act 2019
Amendement to the Act to implement new three new measures to the VEA