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Schedule 6—Defence-related claims

Schedule 6 Defence-related claims

Part 1 Amendments commencing the day after Royal Assent

Division 1—Amendments

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

1  Subsection 280A(2)

Omit “ Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 ”, substitute “ Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988 ”.

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988

2  Section 2

Repeal the section, substitute:

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this Act

12 October 2017.

12 October 2017

Note 1:       12 October 2017 was 28 days after the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment (Defence Force) Act 2017 received the Royal Assent (see section 2 of and Schedule 1 to that Act).

Note 2:       This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3  Section 3

Omit “Subject to section 117, this”, substitute “This”.

4  Subsection 4(1) (definition of adoption )

Repeal the definition.

5  Subsection 4(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of approved Guide )

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

6  Subsection 4(1) (definition of approved program provider )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

approved program provider has the same meaning as in section 41 of the MRCA.

7  Subsection 4(1) (definition of Chairperson )

Repeal the definition.

8  Subsection 4(1) (definition of Comcare subsidiary )

Repeal the definition.

9  Subsection 4(1) (definition of Commission )

Repeal the definition.

10  Subsection 4(1) (subparagraph (d)(ii) of the definition of Commonwealth authority )

Omit “applies; or”, substitute “applies.”.

11  Subsection 4(1) (paragraph (e) of the definition of Commonwealth authority )

Repeal the paragraph.

12  Subsection 4(1) (definition of excluded injury )

Repeal the definition.

13  Subsection 4(1) (definition of exempt authority )

Repeal the definition.

14  Subsection 4(1) (definition of licence )

Repeal the definition.

15  Subsection 4(1) (definition of licensed authority )

Repeal the definition.

16  Subsection 4(1) (definition of licensed corporation )

Repeal the definition.

17  Subsection 4(1) (definition of licensee )

Repeal the definition.

18  Subsection 4(1) (definition of pre-determination period )

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

19  Subsection 4(1) (definition of principal officer , in relation to a licensed corporation)

Repeal the definition.

20  Subsection 4(1) (definition of rehabilitation authority )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

rehabilitation authority , in relation to an employee and a defence-related claim, means the rehabilitation authority applicable under subsection 39(3) of the MRCA.

21  Subsection 4(1) (definition of relevant authority )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

relevant authority means:

                     (a)  in relation to an employee by whom or in respect of whom a defence-related claim has been made, and in relation to dependants of the employee—the MRCC; or

                     (b)  in relation to liability to pay an amount, a debt being due or the receipt of an amount—the Commonwealth.

22  Subsection 4(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of suitable employment )

Omit “or a licensee”.

23  Subsection 4(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of suitable employment )

Omit “or the licensed corporation, as the case may be”.

24  Paragraph 4(9)(b)

Omit “or a licensed corporation”.

25  Subsection 4(14)

Repeal the subsection.

26  Section 4A

Repeal the section.

27  Subsection 5(5)

Omit “Comcare, a licensed authority or a licensed corporation”, substitute “the MRCC”.

28  Subsection 5B(1) (definition of disease )

Omit “or a licensee”.

29  Subsection 5B(2)

Omit “or a licensee”.

30  Subsection 6(1)

Omit “or a licensee” (wherever occurring).

31  Subsection 6(1C)

Omit “or a licensee”.

32  Paragraph 7(1)(c)

Omit “or a licensed corporation”.

33  Subsections 7(2), (3) and (7)

Omit “or a licensed corporation”.

34  Paragraph 7(9)(c)

Omit “, a Commonwealth authority or a licensed corporation”.

35  Subsection 8(3)

Omit “or a licensed corporation”.

36  Subsection 8(3)

Omit “or the licensed corporation”.

37  Subsection 8(4)

Omit “or a licensed corporation”.

38  Subsection 8(5)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

39  Subsection 8(6)

Omit “or a licensed corporation”.

40  Paragraph 8(7)(a)

Omit “or a licensed corporation”.

41  Subsection 8(8)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

42  Subsections 8(9) and (9B)

Omit “or a licensed corporation”.

43  Paragraphs 8(10)(a) and (b)

Omit “or a licensed corporation”.

44  Subparagraph 8(10)(b)(i)

Omit “or the licensed corporation”.

45  Subparagraph 8(10)(b)(ii)

Omit “or the licensed corporation” (wherever occurring).

46  Subsections 9(1) and (2)

Omit “or a licensed corporation”.

47  Paragraph 9(3)(b)

Omit “or a licensed corporation”.

48  Section 11

Omit “that authority” (last occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

49  Subsection 14(1)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

50  Paragraph 15(1)(a)

Omit “or a licensed corporation”.

51  Subsection 15(1)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

52  Subsection 16(1)

Omit “Comcare is liable”, substitute “the Commonwealth is liable”.

53  Subsection 16(1)

Omit “Comcare determines”, substitute “the MRCC determines”.

54  Subsection 16(4)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

55  Subsection 16(6)

Omit “Comcare is liable”, substitute “the Commonwealth is liable”.

56  Paragraph 16(6)(c) (definition of numbers of kilometres travelled )

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

57  Subsection 16(7)

Omit “Comcare is not liable”, substitute “The Commonwealth is not liable”.

58  Subsection 16(8)

Omit “Comcare shall”, substitute “the MRCC must”.

59  Subsection 16(9)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

60  Subsection 17(3)

Omit “Comcare is liable”, substitute “the Commonwealth is liable”.

61  Subsection 17(3)

Omit “Comcare for”, substitute “the MRCC for”.

62  Paragraph 17(4)(a)

Omit “Comcare is liable”, substitute “the Commonwealth is liable”.

63  Paragraph 17(4)(a)

Omit “Comcare determines”, substitute “the MRCC determines”.

64  Paragraph 17(4)(b)

Omit “Comcare for”, substitute “the MRCC for”.

65  Subsection 17(5)

Omit “Comcare is liable”, substitute “the Commonwealth is liable”.

66  Subsection 17(5)

Omit “Comcare for”, substitute “the MRCC for”.

67  Subsection 17(8)

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

68  Subsection 17(10)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

69  Subsection 18(1)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

70  Subsection 18(2)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

71  Subsections 19(2) and (3)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

72  Subsection 19(4)

Omit “Comcare shall”, substitute “the MRCC must”.

73  Paragraph 19(4)(f)

Omit “Comcare’s opinion”, substitute “the opinion of the MRCC”.

74  Paragraph 19(4)(g)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

75  Subsections 20(2), 21(2) and 21A(2)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “The Commonwealth”.

76  Subsection 22(1)

Omit “Comcare is liable”, substitute “the Commonwealth is liable”.

77  Subsection 22(1)

Omit “determined by Comcare”, substitute “determined by the MRCC”.

78  Section 23A

Repeal the section.

79  Subsection 24(1)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

80  Subsections 24(2) and (3)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

81  Subsection 24(4)

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

82  Subsection 24(5)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “The MRCC”.

83  Paragraphs 24(7)(b) and (7A)(b)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

84  Section 25

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

85  Paragraph 26(4)(a)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

86  Subsection 27(1)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

87  Subsection 27(2)

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

88  Subsections 28(1) and (2)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “The MRCC”.

89  Subsection 28(4)

Omit “Comcare, a licensee”, substitute “the MRCC”.

90  Subsection 28(4)

Omit “Comcare, the licensee”, substitute “the MRCC”.

91  Subsection 28(6)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

92  Subsection 28(8)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “The MRCC”.

93  Subsection 29(1)

Omit “Comcare is liable”, substitute “the Commonwealth is liable”.

94  Subsection 29(1)

Omit “Comcare considers”, substitute “the MRCC considers”.

95  Subsection 29(2)

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

96  Subsection 29(3)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

97  Subsection 29(4)

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

98  Subsection 29(5)

Omit “Comcare is not liable”, substitute “The Commonwealth is not liable”.

99  Subsection 29(5)

Omit “Comcare determines”, substitute “the MRCC determines”.

100  Subsections 29(6) and (7)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

101  Subsection 29A(1)

Omit “Comcare is liable”, substitute “the Commonwealth is liable”.

102  Subsection 29A(1)

Omit “Comcare considers”, substitute “the MRCC considers”.

103  Subsection 29A(2)

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

104  Subsection 29A(3)

Omit “Comcare is liable”, substitute “the Commonwealth is liable”.

105  Subsection 29A(3)

Omit “Comcare considers”, substitute “the MRCC considers”.

106  Subsection 29A(4)

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

107  Subsections 29A(5) and (6)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

108  Paragraph 30(1)(a)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

109  Paragraph 30(1)(c)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

110  Subsection 30(1)

Omit “Comcare shall”, substitute “the MRCC must”.

111  Subsection 30(1)

Omit “its liability”, substitute “the liability of the Commonwealth”.

112  Subsection 31(1)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

113  Subsection 32(1)

Omit “liability of Comcare”, substitute “liability of the Commonwealth”.

114  Paragraph 32(1)(a)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

115  Subsection 32(2)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

116  Paragraph 33(2)(d)

Omit “Part; or”, substitute “Part.”.

117  Paragraph 33(2)(e)

Repeal the paragraph.

118  Section 38 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

38   Review of certain determinations by the MRCC

119  Section 38

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

120  Subsection 40(1)

Omit “(1)”.

121  Subsection 40(1)

Omit “the relevant employer”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

122  Subsection 40(2)

Repeal the subsection.

123  Subsection 41(1)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “The MRCC”.

124  Subsection 41A(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  A rehabilitation authority who is the principal officer of an Entity may, in writing, delegate to an officer of, or a person employed by, that Entity all or any of the powers and functions of the rehabilitation authority under this Part.

125  Section 43

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

126  Subsection 44(1)

Omit “, a Commonwealth authority, a licensed corporation”.

127  Paragraph 44(1)(a)

Omit “, Commonwealth authority or licensed corporation”.

128  Subsection 44(3)

Omit “, a Commonwealth authority, a licensed corporation”.

129  Paragraph 45(1)(b)

Omit “, a Commonwealth authority, a licensed corporation”.

130  Subsection 45(1)

Omit “, the Commonwealth authority, the licensed corporation”.

131  Paragraph 45(2)(a)

Omit “, the Commonwealth authority, the licensed corporation”.

132  Subsection 45(5)

Omit “, a Commonwealth authority, a licensed corporation”.

133  Paragraph 46(1)(b)

Omit “, a Commonwealth authority, a licensed corporation”.

134  Subsection 46(1)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

135  Paragraph 47(1)(b)

Omit “, a Commonwealth authority, a licensed corporation”.

136  Subsection 47(1)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

137  Subsection 48(2)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

138  Subsection 48(3)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

139  Paragraph 48(5)(a)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

140  Paragraph 48(5)(b)

Omit “Comcare’s taking over the conduct of a claim under that section”, substitute “the taking over by the MRCC of the conduct of a claim under that section”.

141  Subsection 48(7)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

142  Paragraph 48(8)(a)

Repeal the paragraph.

143  Paragraph 48(8)(b)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

144  Subsections 49(2) and (3)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

145  Subparagraph 49(5)(a)(i)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

146  Paragraph 49(5)(b)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

147  Subsections 50(1) and (2)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

148  Subsection 50(2)

Omit “it becomes”, substitute “the Commonwealth becomes”.

149  Subsections 50(3) and (4)

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

150  Paragraph 50(4A)(a)

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

151  Paragraph 50(4A)(b)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

152  Subsection 50(4B)

Omit “Comcare proposes”, substitute “the MRCC proposes”.

153  Paragraph 50(4B)(a)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

154  Subsection 50(5)

Omit “Comcare makes”, substitute “the MRCC makes”.

155  Paragraph 50(5)(a)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

156  Subsection 50(7)

Omit “taken over by Comcare”, substitute “taken over by the MRCC”.

157  Subsection 50(7)

Omit “to Comcare and Comcare”, substitute “to the Commonwealth and the Commonwealth”.

158  Paragraph 50(7)(b)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

159  Subsection 50(7)

Omit “Comcare must pay”, substitute “The Commonwealth must pay”.

160  Subsection 50(8)

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Commonwealth”.

161  Section 51 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

51   Payment of damages by persons to the Commonwealth

162  Subsection 51(1)

Omit “Comcare may”, substitute “the MRCC may”.

163  Subsection 51(1)

Omit “to Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “to the Commonwealth”.

164  Subsection 51(2)

Omit “Comcare may”, substitute “the MRCC may”.

165  Subsection 51(2)

Omit “to Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “to the Commonwealth”.

166  Subsection 51(4)

Omit “an amount to Comcare”, substitute “an amount to the Commonwealth”.

167  Subsection 51(4)

Omit “Comcare may recover”, substitute “the MRCC may, on behalf of the Commonwealth, recover”.

168  Subsection 51(4)

Omit “due to Comcare”, substitute “due to the Commonwealth”.

169  Subsection 51(5)

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Commonwealth”.

170  Section 52A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

52A   The Commonwealth’s rights and obligations in respect of certain action for non-economic loss

171  Paragraph 52A(1)(a)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

172  Subsection 52A(2)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “The MRCC”.

173  Paragraph 52A(2)(b)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

174  Subsection 52A(3)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

175  Subsections 52A(4) and (5)

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

176  Paragraph 52A(6)(a)

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

177  Paragraph 52A(6)(b)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

178  Subsection 52A(7)

Omit “Comcare” (first occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

179  Paragraph 52A(7)(a)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

180  Subsection 52A(8)

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

181  Subsection 52A(9)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

182  Subsection 52A(10)

Omit “Comcare” (first occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

183  Subsection 52A(10)

Omit “Comcare” (second occurring), substitute “the Commonwealth”.

184  Paragraphs 54(2)(a) and (b)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

185  Subsection 54(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (4)  The MRCC must cause a copy of any claim it receives to be given to the Secretary of the Defence Department.

186  Section 56

Omit “paid to, or in accordance with the directions of, a relevant authority under subsection 17(3) or (4),”, substitute “paid to the Commonwealth, or in accordance with the directions of the MRCC under subsection 17(3) or (4),”.

187  Subsection 60(1) (definition of determination )

Omit “34,”.

188  Paragraph 60(2)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  the MRCC.

189  Subsection 60(3)

Repeal the subsection.

190  Paragraph 62(2)(b)

Omit “the Commonwealth; or”, substitute “the Commonwealth.”.

191  Paragraph 62(2)(c)

Repeal the paragraph.

192  Subsection 62(2A)

Repeal the subsection.

193  Paragraph 64(1)(b)

Omit “the Commonwealth; or”, substitute “the Commonwealth.”.

194  Paragraphs 64(1)(c) and (d)

Repeal the paragraphs.

195  Subsection 67(1A)

Repeal the subsection.

196  Subsection 67(2)

Omit “responsible authority”, substitute “Commonwealth”.

197  Paragraph 67(3)(a)

Omit “a determining authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

198  Paragraphs 67(3)(b), (d), (e), (f) and (g)

Omit “authority”, substitute “MRCC”.

199  Paragraph 67(3)(h)

Omit “responsible authority”, substitute “Commonwealth”.

200  Subsection 67(3)

Omit “the determining authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

201  Paragraph 67(4)(a)

Omit “a determining authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

202  Paragraphs 67(4)(b), (d), (e), (f) and (g)

Omit “authority”, substitute “MRCC”.

203  Paragraph 67(4)(h)

Omit “responsible authority”, substitute “Commonwealth”.

204  Subsection 67(4)

Omit “the determining authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

205  Subsection 67(5)

Omit “a determining authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

206  Subsection 67(6)

Omit “A determining authority”, substitute “The MRCC”.

207  Subsection 67(7)

Omit “a determining authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

208  Subsection 67(8)

Omit “responsible authority”, substitute “Commonwealth”.

209  Subsection 67(8A)

Omit “paid by:”, substitute “paid by the Commonwealth.”.

210  Paragraphs 67(8A)(a) and (b)

Repeal the paragraphs.

211  Subsection 67(8B)

Repeal the subsection.

212  Subsection 67(9)

Omit “responsible authority”, substitute “Commonwealth”.

213  Paragraph 67(11)(a)

Omit “the authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

214  Paragraph 67(11)(a)

Omit “Comcare or authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

215  Subparagraphs 67(11)(b)(ii) and (iii)

Omit “the authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

216  Subsection 67(13)

Omit “a responsible authority”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

217  Subsection 67(14)

Omit “responsible authority”, substitute “Commonwealth”.

218  At the end of section 110

Add:

             (5)  The MRCC may establish trust funds for the purposes of this section.

219  Subsection 111(2)

Omit “(2A),”.

220  Subsection 111(2)

Omit “a relevant authority”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

221  Subsection 111(2A)

Repeal the subsection.

222  Subsection 111(5)

Omit “a relevant authority”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

223  Subsection 112(1)

Omit “a relevant authority”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

224  Subsection 112(2)

Omit “or a relevant authority”.

225  Paragraph 112A(1)(a)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

226  Subsection 112A(2)

Omit “Comcare may”, substitute “The MRCC may, on behalf of the Commonwealth,”.

227  Subsection 112A(3)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

228  Subsection 112A(4)

Omit “Subject to section 23A, the”, substitute “The”.

229  Subsection 112A(4) (note)

Repeal the note.

230  Subsection 112A(5)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

231  Paragraph 112B(1)(a)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

232  Subsection 112B(2)

Omit “Comcare may”, substitute “The MRCC may, on behalf of the Commonwealth,”.

233  Subsection 112B(3)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

234  Subsection 112B(4)

Omit “Subject to section 23A, the”, substitute “The”.

235  Subsection 112B(4) (note)

Repeal the note.

236  Subsection 112B(5)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

237  Section 113 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

113   Recovery of amounts due to the Commonwealth

238  Paragraph 113(a)

Omit “a relevant authority”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

239  Paragraph 113(b)

Omit “relevant authority”, substitute “Commonwealth”.

240  Section 113

Omit “relevant authority shall”, substitute “Commonwealth must”.

241  Section 113

Omit “shall realise”, substitute “must realise”.

242  Section 113

Omit “to the relevant authority and of the relevant authority”, substitute “to the Commonwealth and of the Commonwealth”.

243  Section 114A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

114A   Notice to the MRCC of retirement of employee

244  Paragraph 114A(1)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  an employee of the Commonwealth is receiving, or is entitled to receive, compensation under this Act; and

245  Subsection 114A(1)

Omit “Comcare stating”, substitute “the MRCC stating”.

246  Paragraph 114B(1)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  the MRCC is of the opinion that the retired employee may have been paid, or might be paid, amounts of compensation under this Act in excess of the amounts that he or she was entitled to receive because of section 20, 21 or 21A;

247  Subsection 114B(2)

Omit “Comcare or the authority, as the case may be,”, substitute “The MRCC”.

248  Paragraph 114B(2)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  stating that the retired employee may receive, or may have received, an overpayment of compensation; and

249  Paragraph 114B(2)(b)

Omit “Comcare or the authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

250  Subparagraphs 114B(2)(c)(i) and (ii)

Omit “Comcare or the authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

251  Subsection 114B(3)

Omit “Comcare or the authority, as the case may be,”, substitute “The MRCC”.

252  Subsection 114B(5)

Omit “Comcare or a licensed authority receives”, substitute “the MRCC receives”.

253  Subsection 114B(5)

Omit “Comcare or the authority, as the case may be,”, substitute “the MRCC”.

254  Subparagraph 114B(5)(b)(ii)

Omit “Comcare or the authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

255  Subsection 114B(6)

Omit “Comcare or a licensed authority”, substitute “The MRCC”.

256  Subsection 114B(8)

Omit “Comcare or the licensed authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

257  Subsections 114B(9), (10) and (11)

Omit “Comcare or the authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

258  Subsection 114B(12)

Omit “Comcare or a licensed authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

259  Paragraph 114B(12)(b)

Omit “Comcare or the authority, as the case may be”, substitute “the MRCC”.

260  Subsection 114B(13)

Omit “Comcare or a licensed authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

261  Subsection 114B(15) (definition of working day )

Omit “Comcare or a licensed authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

262  Section 114C (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

114C   The MRCC may write off debt

263  Subsection 114C(1)

Omit “Comcare may”, substitute “The MRCC may, on behalf of the Commonwealth,”.

264  Subsection 114C(1)

Omit “to Comcare”, substitute “to the Commonwealth”.

265  Subsection 114C(2) (note)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

266  Section 114D (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

114D   The MRCC may waive debt

267  Subsection 114D(1)

Omit “Comcare may”, substitute “The MRCC may, on behalf of the Commonwealth,”.

268  Subsection 114D(1)

Omit “its right”, substitute “the Commonwealth’s right”.

269  Subsection 114D(1)

Omit “to Comcare”, substitute “to the Commonwealth”.

270  Subsection 114D(2)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

271  Paragraph 114D(3)(a)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

272  Subsection 114D(5)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

273  Subsection 114D(5) (note)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

274  Section 117

Repeal the section.

275  Subsection 118(2)

Omit “a relevant authority”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

276  Subsection 118(2)

Omit “the relevant authority may recover”, substitute “the MRCC may, on behalf of the Commonwealth, recover”.

277  Subsection 118(2)

Omit “paid by it”, substitute “paid by the Commonwealth”.

278  Subsection 118(2)

Omit “the authority”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

279  Subsection 118(3)

Omit “A relevant authority that has received a claim”, substitute “If the MRCC has received a claim, the MRCC”.

280  Subsection 119(3)

Omit “by a relevant authority”, substitute “by the Commonwealth”.

281  Subsection 119(3)

Omit “to the relevant authority”, substitute “to the Commonwealth”.

282  Paragraph 119(4)(a)

Omit “a relevant authority”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

283  Paragraph 119(4)(d)

Omit “the relevant authority”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

284  Subsection 119(4)

Omit “debtor to the relevant authority”, substitute “debtor to the Commonwealth”.

285  Subsection 119(6)

Omit “the relevant authority”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

286  Subsection 120(1)

Omit “a relevant authority”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

287  Subsection 120(2)

Omit “the relevant authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

288  Subsection 120(3)

Omit “the relevant authority” (wherever occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

289  Subsection 120(4)

Omit “the relevant authority”, substitute “the MRCC”.

290  Section 121A

Repeal the section.

291  Subsection 122A(1)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “MRCC”.

292  Section 124A

Repeal the section.

293  Subsection 125(1)

Omit “, or of a Commonwealth authority,”.

294  Subsection 125(1)

Omit “the relevant authority”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

295  Subsection 125(1)

Omit “the corresponding liability of that relevant authority”, substitute “its corresponding liability”.

296  Subsection 125(2)

Omit “, or of a Commonwealth authority,”.

297  Subsection 125(2)

Omit “the corresponding liability of the relevant authority”, substitute “its corresponding liability”.

298  Subsection 127(1)

Omit “, or of a Commonwealth authority,”.

299  Subsection 127(1)

Omit “by the relevant authority”, substitute “by the MRCC”.

300  Subsection 127(1)

Omit “of the relevant authority”, substitute “of the Commonwealth”.

301  Subsection 127(2)

Omit “by the relevant authority”, substitute “by the MRCC”.

302  Subsection 127(2)

Omit “of that relevant authority”, substitute “of the Commonwealth”.

303  Section 128

Omit “, or of a Commonwealth authority,”.

304  Section 128

Omit “relevant authority”, substitute “Commonwealth”.

305  Section 128A

Repeal the section.

306  Paragraph 129(1)(aa)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

307  Subsection 129(3)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

308  Subsection 129A(1)

Omit “Comcare may”, substitute “The MRCC may”.

309  Paragraph 129A(1)(b)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

310  Subsection 129A(2)

Omit “Comcare” (wherever occurring), substitute “the MRCC”.

311  Subsection 132A(4)

Omit “Comcare”, substitute “the MRCC”.

312  Paragraph 137(1)(a)

Omit “a relevant authority”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

313  Paragraph 137(1)(c)

Omit “relevant authority”, substitute “MRCC”.

314  Subsection 137(1)

Omit “relevant authority must”, substitute “MRCC must”.

315  Subsection 137(1)

Omit “its liability”, substitute “the liability of the Commonwealth”.

316  Section 140

Omit:

This Part also modifies the operation of this Act in relation to the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission and in relation to the liabilities of Comcare and the Commonwealth for members of the Defence Force.

317  Subsection 143(1)

Omit “(1)”.

318  Subsections 143(2), (3) and (4)

Repeal the subsections.

319  Subsection 144B(1)

Omit “ SRCA injury ”, substitute “ DRCA injury ”.

320  Paragraphs 144B(1)(a) and (b)

Omit “SRCA injury”, substitute “DRCA injury”.

321  Subparagraphs 144B(1)(c)(i), (ii) and (iii)

Omit “SRCA injury”, substitute “DRCA injury”.

322  Subsections 144B(2) and (3)

Omit “SRCA injury” (wherever occurring), substitute “DRCA injury”.

323  Subsection 144B(5)

Omit “SRCA injury”, substitute “DRCA injury”.

324  Subsection 146(1)

Repeal the subsection.

325  Section 147

Repeal the section, substitute:

147   Notice to the Chief of the Defence Force

                   Section 61 applies as if it requires the determining authority to give a copy of the notice to the Chief of the Defence Force if the determination relates to liability for an injury, disease or death, or the permanent impairment, of a person who was a member of the Defence Force:

                     (a)  for an injury, disease or permanent impairment—at the time when the determination was made; or

                     (b)  for a death—at the time of death.

326  Before subsection 151A(2)

Insert:

          (1B)  The MRCC (or a staff member assisting the MRCC) may provide any information obtained in the performance of duties under this Act to the Chief of the Defence Force for a purpose relating to the reconsideration or review under Part VI of a determination made under this Act about acceptance of liability for an injury, disease or death.

327  Paragraphs 151A(2)(a) and (b)

Omit “or (1A)”, substitute “, (1A) or (1B)”.

328  Section 153

Repeal the section.

329  Division 4 of Part XI

Repeal the Division.

Division 2—Application provisions

330  Application provisions

(1)       Section 147 of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988 , as inserted by this Schedule, applies in relation to notices given at or after the commencement of this item.

(2)       The amendments of section 151A of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988 made by this Schedule apply in relation to disclosures of information on or after the commencement of this item (whether the information was obtained before, on or after that commencement).

Part 2 Other amendments

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988

331  After section 42

Insert:

43   Certain persons may request cessation of compensation payments

             (1)  If compensation under this Act is payable to, or for the benefit of, a person who is:

                     (a)  a member of a Peacekeeping Force, for the purposes of Part IV of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 ; or

                     (b)  a dependant of such a member;

the person may, by notice in writing to Comcare, request that an amount (the compensation amount ) of compensation under this Act to which the person is entitled, or may become entitled, not be paid to, or for the benefit of, the person.

             (2)  When Comcare receives the request, the compensation amount:

                     (a)  ceases to be payable at the time of that receipt; and

                     (b)  if the amount would become payable during the period when the request is in force, does not become payable.

             (3)  The person may, by notice in writing to Comcare, revoke the request.

             (4)  The revocation:

                     (a)  has effect on the receipt of the notice by Comcare; and

                     (b)  does not revive any entitlement to the compensation amount, as a result of making the request.

             (5)  A person who is under a legal disability (the first person ) may not make or revoke a request but a request may be made or revoked on his or her behalf by another person who Comcare is satisfied represents the first person’s interests.

             (6)  A request or revocation made on behalf of the first person is taken to have been made by that person.

332  Application provision

Section 43 of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 , as inserted by this Schedule, applies in relation to requests or revocations given before, at or after the commencement of this item.