20 Sep 2018
House of Representatives
Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 to enable the Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) to make a claim for liability for a current serving Australian Defence Force member, where the member has given consent for the CDF to make the claim on their behalf for a service injury or disease;
Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988 to expand the existing power of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission to request certain information to include any Commonwealth, state or territory departments and authorities, and other persons; and
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to provide that exempt lump sum determinations made by the Secretary of the Department of Social Services will apply as exempt lump sums from the income test that applies to Department of Veterans' Affairs' income support clients.