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Determinations/Veterans' Entitlements as made
This instrument determines service with the Australian Defence Force (the ADF) operation to assist the Government of Tonga with the restoration of law and order, Operation Quickstep Tonga as non-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
Made 03 Sep 2012
Registered 24 Sep 2012
Tabled HR 09 Oct 2012
Tabled Senate 09 Oct 2012

Commonwealth Coat of Arms

I, Warren Snowdon, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, make the following determination under subsection 5C (1) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.

Dated 3 September 2012


Warren Snowdon

1              Name of determination

                This determination is the Veterans’ Entitlements (Non-warlike Service—Operation Quickstep Tonga) Determination 2012.

2              Commencement

                This determination commences on the day after it is registered.

3              Definitions

                In this determination:

Act means the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.

ADF means the Australian Defence Force.

4              Non-warlike service

                For subsection 5C (1) of the Act, service in an operation mentioned in an item of Schedule 1 is non-warlike service for the purposes of the Act if:

                (a)    the service is in an area of operation mentioned in the item; and

               (b)    the service is during a period mentioned in the item.

Schedule 1        Non-warlike service

(section 4)



Name of operation

Nature of operation

Area of operation



Quickstep Tonga

ADF operation to assist the Government of Tonga with the restoration of law and order in Tonga

Sovereign territory of Tonga, including the land territory, internal waters, territorial sea, superjacent airspace, and the exclusive economic zone of Tonga and its superjacent airspace

18 November 2006–30 November 2006


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