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Compensation and Rehabilitation for Veterans

Preparing the draft report

What is an inquiry?

  • Why the inquiry?
  • Issues paper
  • Draft report
  • Final report

What we’ve been asked to look at

The focus of the inquiry is on how well the system of compensation and rehabilitation for military veterans (serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members) is meeting its aims, and whether the system is likely to effectively and efficiently support veterans in the future.

Read the Terms of Reference Media release

How can you contribute to the inquiry?

This issues paper is intended to assist participants in preparing a submission. It sets out some of the issues and questions the Commission has identified as relevant at this early stage of the inquiry. Participants should provide evidence to support their views, including data and specific examples where possible.

Read the issues paper

Draft report release and public hearings

The Commission will seek further information and feedback following the expected release of a draft report in December 2018.

Public hearings will be held in February 2019. More details will be available when known.

Final report to Government and release

The final inquiry report is to be handed to the Australian Government in June 2019.

The release of the final report by the Government is the final step in the process.

Under the Productivity Commission Act 1998, the Government is required to table the report in each House of the Parliament within 25 sitting days of receipt.

Make a submission Read submissions

Initial submissions

were due by 2 July 2018

or Make a brief comment anytime

Next milestone:

Draft Report planned to be released in December 2018.


Who are the Commissioners?

Robert Fitzgerald AM
Presiding Commissioner
Richard Spencer

Who to contact

Pragya Giri
Ph: 02 6240 3250


Free call: 1800 020 083

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