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No. 36 of 2008 Determinations/Veterans' Entitlements as made
Amendment Statement of Principles concerning soft tissue sarcoma.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Registered 22 Apr 2008
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR13-May-2008
Tabled Senate13-May-2008
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Veterans' Affairs (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

 

 

 

 

 

REPATRIATION MEDICAL AUTHORITY

 

INSTRUMENT NO. 36 OF 2008

 

VETERANS’ ENTITLEMENTS ACT 1986

MILITARY REHABILITATION AND COMPENSATION ACT 2004

 

EXPLANATORY NOTES FOR TABLING

 

 

1.             The Repatriation Medical Authority (the Authority) has determined, under subsection 196B(3) & (8) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (the VEA) the attached Instrument No. 36 of 2008.

 

2.             This instrument amends Statement of Principles Instrument No. 14 of 2006 concerning soft tissue sarcoma, determined under subsection 196B(3) of the VEA, by:

·           Revising factor 6(i) for 'uterine sarcoma'; and

·           Adding a definition of 'being obese' in clause 9.

 

3.             The Instrument specifies a date of effect for the Instrument in accordance with sub-section 12(1)(a) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.

 

4.             Prior to determining this instrument, the Authority advertised its intention to undertake an investigation in relation to soft tissue sarcoma in the Government Notices Gazette of 14 November 2007, and circulated a copy of the notice of intention to investigate to a wide range of organisations representing veterans, service personnel and their dependants.  The Authority invited submissions from the Repatriation Commission, organisations and persons referred to in section 196E of the VEA, and any person having expertise in the field.  No submissions were received for consideration by the Authority during the investigation.

 

5.             The determining of this new instrument finalises the investigation in relation to soft tissue sarcoma as advertised in the Government Notices Gazette of 14 November 2007.

 

6.             A list of references relating to the above condition is available, on written request, from the Repatriation Medical Authority Secretariat.