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This Determination declares service with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, on OPERATION PALATE, as warlike service for the purpose of the Act.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 65
Registered 11 Nov 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR28-Nov-2005
Tabled Senate28-Nov-2005
Date of repeal 14 Sep 2019
Repealed by Veterans' Entitlements (Warlike Service) Determination 2019


Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986


Determination of Warlike Service




I, De-Anne Kelly, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, for the Minister for Defence:


a.                      revoke the determination made under subsection 5C(1) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (the Act) on 18 June 2003 in relation to Operation PALATE; and

b.                      determine that:

(i).          the area of operations comprises Afghanistan; and

(ii).         service rendered as a member of the Australian Defence Force allotted for service on Operation PALATE during the period 18 April 2003 to 30 June 2004 in the area of operations is warlike service for the purposes of the definition of “warlike service” in subsection 5C(1) of the Act.



Dated               31 October 2005                                                                                            






                                                                                           DE-ANNE KELLY

           Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

              for the Minister for Defence