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No. 96 of 2010 Determinations/Veterans' Entitlements as made
Amendment Statement of Principles concerning ischaemic heart disease.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Registered 02 Nov 2010
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR15-Nov-2010
Tabled Senate15-Nov-2010
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Veterans' Affairs (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

 

 

REPATRIATION MEDICAL AUTHORITY

 

INSTRUMENT NO. 96 OF 2010

 

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(2) & (8) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (the VEA) Statement of Principles Instrument No. 96 of 2010.

 

2.             This Instrument amends Statement of Principles Instrument No. 89 of 2007, as amended by Instrument No. 43 of 2009 concerning ischaemic heart disease, by:

 

§                    Inserting new factors 6(va) & 6(rra) concerning 'inhaling, ingesting or having cutaneous contact with the phenoxy acid herbicides 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) or 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,5-T)';

§                    Inserting new factors 6(vb) & 6(rrb) concerning 'inhaling, ingesting or having cutaneous contact with a chemical agent contaminated by 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-para-dioxin (TCDD)';

§                    Inserting new factors 6(vc) & 6(rrc) concerning 'having an episode of acute cholinergic poisoning from exposure to an organophosphorus ester'; and

§                    Inserting new definitions for 'acute cholinergic poisoning', 'an organophosphorus ester' and 'inhaling, ingesting or having cutaneous contact with a chemical agent contaminated by 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-para-dioxin (TCDD)' in clause 9.

 

3.             This Instrument also specifies a date of effect for the amendment 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 ischaemic heart disease in the Government Notices Gazette of 4 November 2009, 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 Instrument finalises the investigation in relation to ischaemic heart disease as advertised in the Government Notices Gazette of 4 November 2009.

 

6.             A list of references relating to the above condition is available to any person or organisation referred to in subsection 196E(1)(a) to (c) of the VEA.  Any such request must be made in writing to the Repatriation Medical Authority at the following address:

 

The Registrar

Repatriation Medical Authority Secretariat

GPO Box 1014

BRISBANE    QLD    4001