24 May 2018
House of Representatives
Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 and
Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988 to provide former members of the Australian Defence Force with incapacity payments at 100 per cent of their normal weekly earnings where they are studying full time as part of their approved rehabilitation plan;
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to: create a Veteran Suicide Prevention pilot aimed at providing coordinated care to veterans who have attempted suicide, have suicide ideation or are in crisis; deem a submariner’s service on a submarine on a special submarine operation between 1 January 1978 and 31 December 1992 as operational service; and extend eligibility for the Long Tan Bursary scheme to the grandchildren of a veteran who has operational service in Vietnam; and
Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 to: allow a wholly dependent partner up to 2 years to decide whether to take a lump sum, a pension or a combination of both as compensation for their partner’s death; and enable veterans to lodge a claim for compensation orally.