The Turnbull 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 will also review the governance
arrangements, administrative processes and
service delivery of the Veterans’ Affairs
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester
said the inquiry will build on the Government’s
agenda of placing the needs of veterans and
their families at the centre of the services
provided by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
“As we mark 100 years of repatriation and
continue caring for the next generation of
veterans, this inquiry will help inform how we
deliver services for our ex-service men and
women and their families into the future,” Mr
The Commission is due to report to Government
within 15 months.
Public consultation will be undertaken as part
of the inquiry and the Government encourages all
interested parties to participate. Further
information and the terms of reference are
available on the
Carswell 0418 505 376, Kate Williams 0429 584