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Schedule 4—Employer Incentive Scheme payments

Schedule 4 Employer Incentive Scheme payments

Part 1 Main amendments

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

1  At the end of section 60

Add:

The employers providing civilian work may be entitled to payments under a scheme determined by the Commission.

2  At the end of Part 4 of Chapter 3

Add:

62A   Scheme may provide for payments to employers

             (1)  The Commission may, in writing, determine a scheme for and in relation to the making of payments to employers in respect of the provision by the employers of suitable civilian work to persons as mentioned in paragraph 61(3)(c) and subsection 62(3).

Scheme must be approved by the Minister

             (2)  The scheme has no effect unless the Minister has approved it in writing.

Variation or revocation of scheme

             (3)  The Commission may, by written determination, vary or revoke the scheme that is in force under this section.

             (4)  A determination under subsection (3) has no effect unless the Minister has approved it in writing.

Legislative instruments

             (5)  A determination under subsection (1) or (3) made by the Commission and approved by the Minister is a legislative instrument made by the Minister on the day on which the determination is approved.

3  After paragraph 423(b)

Insert:

                   (ba)  payments under the scheme referred to in section 62A;

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

4  At the end of subsection 115B(5)

Add:

            ; and (h)  the payment of financial assistance, under the scheme, to specified employers in respect of the provision by the employers of employment to veterans as mentioned in subsection (1).

5  After paragraph 199(d)

Insert:

                   (da)  payments under the Veterans’ Vocational Rehabilitation Scheme; and

Part 2 Contingent amendments

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

6  After section 40

Insert:

40A   Scheme may provide for payments to employers

             (1)  The MRCC may, in writing, determine a scheme for and in relation to the making of payments to employers in respect of the provision by the employers of suitable employment to employees as mentioned in subsection 40(1).

Scheme must be approved by the Minister

             (2)  The scheme has no effect unless the Minister has approved it in writing.

Variation or revocation of scheme

             (3)  The MRCC may, by written determination, vary or revoke the scheme that is in force under this section.

             (4)  A determination under subsection (3) has no effect unless the Minister has approved it in writing.

Legislative instruments

             (5)  A determination under subsection (1) or (3) made by the MRCC and approved by the Minister is a legislative instrument made by the Minister on the day on which the determination is approved.

7  After subsection 160(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  The Consolidated Revenue Fund is appropriated for the purposes of making payments under the scheme referred to in section 40A.