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  • Date
    24 Nov 2016 
    House of Representatives 
    Before House of Representatives 
    Veterans’ Affairs 
    Amends the:
    Military, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to: enable the secretary to arrange for the use of computer programs to make decisions and determinations, exercise powers or comply with obligations and do anything else related to those actions; enable the secretary to disclose information about a particular case or class of cases where the secretary certifies that it is necessary in the public interest to do so; and enable information sharing between the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission and the Secretary of the Department of Defence or the Chief of the Defence Force;
    Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988
    to amend the short title of the Act once it is enacted; and
    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
    to make technical amendments. 

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