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Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Published Date 07 May 2019



Section 196G of the

Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986

The Repatriation Medical Authority (the Authority) gives notice under section 196G of the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 (the VEA) that it intends to carry out investigations under subsection 196B(7) of the VEA to review the contents of Statements of Principles concerning the following:


Instrument Nos.:

varicose veins of the lower limb

120 & 121 of 2011


1 & 2 of 2012

acute infectious mononucleosis

3 & 4 of 2012

psoriatic arthropathy

5 & 6 of 2012

adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder

7 & 8 of 2012

aortic aneurysm

9 & 10 of 2012

dementia pugilistica

11 & 12 of 2012

dengue fever

13 & 14 of 2012

non-aneurysmal aortic atherosclerotic disease

15 & 16 of 2012, as amended


17 & 18 of 2012

inflammatory bowel disease

19 of 2012, as amended, & 20 of 2012


21 & 22 of 2012

atherosclerotic peripheral vascular disease

23 & 24 of 2012, as amended

angle-closure glaucoma

25 & 26 of 2012, as amended

open-angle glaucoma

27 & 28 of 2012, as amended

chronic venous insufficiency of the lower limb

29 & 30 of 2012

The Authority invites the following persons and organisations to make written submissions to the Authority in respect of any of the investigations:

     a person eligible to make a claim for pension under Part II or Part IV of the VEA;

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

     an organisation representing veterans, Australian mariners, members of the Forces, members of the Peacekeeping Forces, members within the meaning of the MRCA, or their dependants;

     the Repatriation Commission or the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission; and

     a person having expertise in a field relevant to the investigation.

The Authority will hold its first meeting for the purposes of each of these investigations on 1 October 2019.

Under the VEA, the Authority is required to find out whether there is new information available about how the above listed conditions may be suffered or contracted, or death from the above listed conditions may occur; and the extent to which the above listed conditions or death from the above listed conditions may be war-caused, defence-caused, a service injury, a service disease or a service death.  

Persons and organisations wishing to make a submission can use the RMA website http://www.rma.gov.au/investigations/ to electronically lodge the submission and supporting information.  Alternatively, submissions can be sent by email to info@rma.gov.au or posted to the address below.  The RMA Submission Guidelines are available online for guidance.  The RMA Secretariat may be contacted at the address, telephone number or email address below for further assistance.

All submissions must be in writing and received by the Authority no later than 16 September 2019.



The Common Seal of the               )

Repatriation Medical Authority      )

was affixed at the direction of:      )


PROFESSOR NICHOLAS SAUNDERS AO CHAIRPERSON                      26/ 4 / 2019