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2.7.2 What are our obligations to assist a person find suitable work

Section 146 of SRCA provides that the Chief of the Defence Force or the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (MRCC) is the rehabilitation authority (rather than the Commonwealth) for defence-related claims, as per the provisions of section 39 of the MRCA.

Subsection 146(3) of the SRCA directs the rehabilitation authority to: "take all reasonable steps to provide the employee with suitable employment or to assist the employee to find such employment" in accordance with section 40 of SRCA.

Section 62 of the MRCA is identical in intent to section 40 of the SRCA and defines that at the end phase of the vocational rehabilitation process: "The person's rehabilitation authority must take all reasonable steps to assist the person to find suitable civilian work."