Inquiry into the compensation and rehabilitation for veterans

The Federal Government has today announced a Productivity Commission inquiry into the system of compensation and rehabilitation for veterans.

 

The Commission is the Government's independent research and advisory body on a range of issues affecting the welfare of Australians.

 

This inquiry will examine whether the system of compensation and rehabilitation for veterans is fit for purpose now and into the future. It follows the Government's response to a report by the Senate Standing Committee on Defence, Foreign Affairs and Trade on suicide by veterans and ex-service personnel.

 

The Commission is due to report to Government within 15 months.

 

Public consultation will be undertaken as part of the inquiry and the Government has encouraged all interested parties to participate.

 

Further information and the terms of reference are available on the Productivity Commission's website http://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/current/veterans

 

28 March 2018.