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Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Published Date 04 Mar 2015

 

SPECIALIST MEDICAL REVIEW COUNCIL

 

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

 

Section 196ZB

 

NOTIFICATION OF AMENDED CLOSING DATE FOR

WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS

 

The previous Gazette Notice C2014G01772 of 27 October 2014 stated that having been asked under section 196Y of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (the Act) to review the contents of Statements of Principles Nos. 53 and 54 of 2014 made by the Repatriation Medical Authority (the RMA) in respect to Malignant Neoplasm of the Prostate. The Council notified, under section 196ZB of the Act its intention to carry out a review of the information all the information available to the RMA when it determined, amended or last amended Statements of Principles Nos. 53 and 54 of 2014 in respect to "smoking cigarettes, or the equivalent thereof in other tobacco products", specifically:

 

the possible amendment of the existing factor at clause 6(e) in Statement of Principles 53 of 2014 and/or the inclusion of new factors in the above Statements of Principles in the same or similar terms as the factors at clause 2(A) and 2(B) in Statement of Principles 77 of 2012, amending Statement of Principles 28 of 2005; and at clause 2(A) in Statement of Principles 78 of 2012, amending Statement of Principles 29 of 2005.

 

The previous Gazette Notice (C2014G01772 of 27 October 2014) stated that written submissions must be received by the Council by 3 April 2015. This Notice extends the period of time available to persons and organisations to make written submissions.

 

Written submissions must be received by 5.00pm on Friday 29 May 2015

 

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.

 

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

07 3223 8440, or via the website www.smrc.gov.au.  Submissions should be lodged with the Council Secretariat, PO Box 895, Woden, ACT 2606.

 

Charles Guest

Convener