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Published Date 17 Sep 2014



Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

Section 196ZB


The Specialist Medical Review Council (the Council) has been asked under section 196Y of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (the Act) to review the contents of Statement of Principles No. 28 as amended by No. 57 of 2014 and No. 86 of 2014; and Statement of Principles 29 of 2010 as amended by No. 87 of 2014 made by the Repatriation Medical Authority (the RMA) in respect non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

The Council gives notice under section 196ZB of the Act that subject to:

a)      the expiration of the period within which the Statements of Principles may be disallowed under section 42 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003; and

b)      the Statements of Principles not being disallowed

the Council intends to carry out a review under section 196W of the Act of all the information available to the RMA when it determined, amended or last amended the Statements of Principles concerning non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

The following persons or organisations are invited to make written submissions to the Council:

·         The Repatriation Commission

·         The Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission

·         A person eligible to make a claim for a pension under Part II or IV of the Act

·         A person eligible to make a claim for compensation under section 319 of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004; and

·         An organisation representing veterans, Australian Mariners, members of the Forces, members of Peacekeeping Forces or their dependants.


Written submissions must be received by 25 November 2014.

The Council will hold its first meeting for the purposes of this review after 25 November 2014. The location, date and time of the meeting for the hearing of oral submissions complementing written submissions will be advised to the persons/organisations that have asked for the review under section 196Y of the Act and those persons and organisations that make written submissions.

For advice on the preparation of written submissions telephone the Council Secretariat on

07 3223 8420, or via the website www.smrc.gov.au. Submissions should be lodged with the Council Secretariat, PO Box 895, Woden,  ACT 2606.


Charles Guest