Productivity Commission Report – A Better Way to Support Veterans
In March 2018, the Prime Minister announced that the Productivity Commission was to inquire into whether the system of compensation and rehabilitation for veterans (Serving and Ex-serving Australian Defence Force members) is fit for purpose, now and into the future.
The report of the inquiry – A Better Way to Support Veterans – was sent to Government on 27 June 2019 and released publicly on 04 July 2019.
The report sets out the Commission’s findings and recommendations on a better way to support veterans.
The key message of this report is that despite recent improvements to the system, the current veterans’ compensation and rehabilitation system requires fundamental reform.
You can view the report here:
Tracking Report Recommendations and Implementation
DFWA is tracking the Government’s progress at implementing (or otherwise) the recommendations of the productivity commission report.
There are 69 recommendations in the report. Track each recommendation here .
On 14 May 2021, the Government provided an update on its response to the Productivity Commission Report, A Better Way to Support Veterans.
The Government will finalise any outstanding matters from the Productivity Commission report at the completion of the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide.
DFWA is tracking each of the 69 recommendations from the Productivity Commission Report – A Better Way to Support Veterans. Follow its progress here.
The Productivity Commission Inquiry Report – A Better Way to Support Veterans was sent to the Government on 27 June 2019 and publicly released on 04 July 2019.
DFWA has reviewed the report and has made comments against each recommendation.
The Productivity Commission released its draft inquiry report – A Better Way to Support Veterans in December 2018. DFWA reviewed the draft report and provided comment to the Productivity Commission.
The Defence Force Welfare Association (DFWA), together with its partners in the Alliance of Defence Service Organisations (ADSO), have now had the opportunity to more closely examine the Productivity Commission’s draft report into compensation and rehabilitation for veterans.
The Defence Force Welfare Association (DFWA) welcomes both the release today of the Productivity Commission’s draft report into compensation and rehabilitation for veterans, and the Veterans’ Affairs Minister’s statement that none of the Commission’s recommendations had been accepted or rejected.
In May 2018, the Productivity Commission circulated an issues paper as part of its inquiry into compensation and rehabilitation of veterans. DFWA made a submission to the Commission.