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Inquiry into the Care of ADF Personnel Wounded and Injured on Operations

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Terms of Reference

The Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade shall examine and report on the care of ADF personnel wounded and injured on operations, with particular reference to:

(a) treatment of wounded and injured ADF personnel while in operational areas;
(b) repatriation arrangements for wounded and injured personnel from operational areas to Australia;
(c) care of wounded and injured personnel on return to Australia, including ongoing health, welfare, and rehabilitation support arrangements;
(d) return to work arrangements and management for personnel who can return to ADF service; and
(e) management of personnel who cannot return to ADF service including:
  (i) the medically unfit for further service process;
  (ii) transition from ADF managed health care and support to Department of Veterans' Affairs managed health care and support; and
  (iii) ongoing health care and support post transition from the ADF.

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