Veterans' Affairs
The Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (MRCC) administers benefits under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 and Part XI of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRCA). The MRCC functions are: - to make determinations relating to the acceptance of liability for service related conditions, the payment of compensation, and the provision of treatment and rehabilitation; - to minimise the duration and severity of service related conditions and promoting the return to suitable work; - to promote the research into the health of members and former members, the prevention of injury and disease and rehabilitation; - to provide advice to the ministers and departmental secretaries of Veterans' Affairs and Defence, the Chief of the Defence Force and the Service Chiefs, either on request or on its own initiative; and - to undertake other functions that may be conferred on it. There are six part-time members, comprising the President of the Repatriation Commission, the Deputy President of the Repatriation Commission, the Repatriation Commissioner, a person nominated by the Minister for Employment, and two persons nominated by the Minister for Defence. The Commission is assisted by staff made available by the Secretary of the Department.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

  • Paid Members?

    No

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    6

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Executive Management

  • Creation Date

    27 April 2004

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mr. Simon Lewis PSM 11 July 2013 10 July 2018
Member Air Vice-Marshal Tracy Smart AM 5 May 2016 4 May 2021
Member Rear Admiral Mr. Brett Wolski RAN AM 5 May 2016 4 May 2021
Member Major General Mark Kelly AO DSC 1 July 2017 30 June 2019
Member Major General Craig Orme DSC AM CSC 2 February 2015 1 February 2020
Member Ms. Jennifer Taylor 11 December 2014 10 December 2019
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