(1) The Minister may authorise the making of one or more payments to a person (even though the payments would not otherwise be authorised by law or required to meet a legal liability) if:
(a) the person suffers loss, damage or injury outside Australia because of an incident that occurs in the course of an activity of the Defence Force outside Australia; and
(b) the person is not an Australian citizen; and
(c) the Minister considers it appropriate to authorise the payments.
(2) A payment cannot be made to the person more than 12 months after the relevant incident.
(3) The total amount of the payments to the person must not be more than the amount specified in rules made for the purposes of section 65 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with act of grace payments by the Commonwealth).
(4) This section does not limit, and is not limited by, section 65 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 .
Note: Payments under this section must be made from money appropriated by the Parliament.