In August 2022 the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide released its Interim Report making 13 recommendations.
The Report confirmed that veterans’ legislation is complex and difficult. Recommendation 1 states that:
The Australian Government should develop and implement legislation to simplify and harmonise the framework for veterans’ compensation, rehabilitation and other entitlements.
On 16 February 2023, the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs announced the commencement of consultation on the legislation pathway that has been developed by Government.
For more information, see the Veterans’ Legislation Reform Pathway page on the DVA Website.
DFWA made a submission to the consultation process.