Menu Close

Government Releases Exposure Draft of New Veterans’ Legislation

The Government is seeking comments on the draft Veterans’ Entitlements, Treatment and Support (Simplification and Harmonisation) Bill 2024 that, if passed by Parliament, would implement a new model of veterans’ compensation.

The Bill seeks to implement the single Act model proposed in the Veterans’ Legislation Reform Consultation Pathway, shaped by the feedback provided by the veteran community in 2023.

The core elements of the model are:

  • Single act – an improved Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA) where all new claims for compensation and rehabilitation will be considered under the improved MRCA
  • Closing the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA) and the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence‑related claims) Act 1988 (DRCA) to new claims for compensation and rehabilitation, with grandparenting of already approved VEA/DRCA compensation payments 

Find out more on the DVA website

DFWA will be making a submission. We invite your comments and feedback to inform our submission by emailing