Veterans' Affairs (part of the Defence Portfolio)
This forum is intended to enhance the capacity of the Repatriation Commission and Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission to address issues of strategic importance to the ex-service and defence communities and assist in setting strategic directions for the medium to long term, including: - acting as the main forum for dialogue between the Military Rehabilitation Compensation Commission (MRCC), Repatriation Commission, Department of Veterans' Affairs and the leadership of the ESO and Defence communities; - providing advice on how government can better facilitate a common approach to veteran and ex-service issues against the current background of ageing members, declining membership and multiple ex-service organisations not necessarily united in their common concerns; - guiding strategic directions for the portfolio; and - serving as the main body for consultation under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 on the development of legislative instruments impacting members of the ex-service and defence communities under: - the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986; - Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004; - Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988; - Defence Service Homes Act 1918. - War Graves Act 1980.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation

  • Established By / Under

    Principal Body / Management Board / Senior Executive Officer

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Creation Date

    1 April 2009

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