Senate Inquiry into the TPI Payment (Special Rate of Disability Pension)

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Commencing in March 2021, the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee (the Senate Committee) conducted an inquiry into the Totally and Permanently Incapacitated (TPI) Payment (Special Rate of Disability Pension).

The Senate Committee delivered its report on 1 July 2021.

Background

On 18 March 2021 the Senate referred the following matter to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report by 24 June 2021, subsequently extended to 1 July 2021.

The Senate Committee held a public hearing in Canberra on 20 May 2021 and received 21 submissions.

The Senate Committee’s report on the Inquiry was tabled in Parliament on 1 July 2021. A link to the report is provided below:

Government Response

The Government’s response to the Senate Committee Report, TPI payment (Special Rate of Disability Pension), was tabled by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs on 7 October 2021. A link to the response is provided below:

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