Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (2015 Budget Measures) Bill 2015— Schedule 2

25 September 2015

© Commonwealth of Australia 2015
ISBN 978-1-76010-299-9

View the report as a single document - (PDF 674KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Committee Membership (PDF 27KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 8KB)
List of recommendations (PDF 7KB)
Chapter 1 (PDF 495KB)

Referral of inquiry
Conduct of inquiry
Figure 1.1 – Current appeal pathways
Purpose of Schedule 2 of the bill
The proposed single appeal pathway
Figure 1.2 – Proposed single appeal pathway
Alternate Dispute Resolution
Effectiveness of primary decision making

Chapter 2 - Consideration of Schedule 2 of the bill (PDF 67KB)

Section 347 vs Section 349 and the proposed single pathway
Legal aid and awarding costs
Budget savings
Committee view

Dissenting Report - Senator Jacqui Lambie (PDF 73KB)

DVA’s Failures during the Committee Hearings
Efficiency of the proposed single appeal pathway
Cost of appealing to the AAT
Legal aid
Inequity of access to legal representation
20 submissions were “generally supportive” - Misleading
RSL forced to reconsider position
VVFA Submission Ignored
In Closing

Appendix 1 - Public submissions (PDF 7KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 9KB)

Thursday 17 September 2015, Canberra

Appendix 3 - Tabled documents, additional information and answers to questions on notice (PDF 9KB)

Tabled documents
Answers to questions on notice

Committee Secretariat contact:

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3535