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Instrument 2021 No. R40 Determinations/Veterans' Entitlements as made
This instrument implements a 2021-22 Budget measure for Australian Defence Force Firefighters who served at Royal Australian Air Force Base Point Cook between 1 January 1957 and 31 December 1986 to recognise this group as having been directly exposed to a wide range of hazardous (and at times unknown) substances during fire suppression training. This instrument provides for the Point Cook firefighters to receive treatment measures as a part of a preventative health strategy, including colorectal and melanoma screening.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Registered 15 Sep 2021
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Veterans’ Entitlements (Point Cook Firefighters) Determination 2021

 

Instrument 2021 No. R40

The Repatriation Commission under paragraph 88A(1)(d) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986, makes the following determination.

Dated               9th September 2021                       

The Seal of the Repatriation Commission        )           SEAL
was affixed in the presence of:                        )






……Elizabeth Cosson …………….

……Kate Pope……………………

Elizabeth Cosson

     Kate Pope

      AM CSC

         PSM

      President

Deputy President

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donald Spinks…….

Gwen Cherne..………

Stuart Smith………

Donald Spinks

Gwen Cherne

 Stuart Smith

        AM

 

     AO DSC

Commissioner

Commissioner

Commissioner

 

 

 



 

 

Contents

1  Name........................................................................................................................................ 2

2  Commencement........................................................................................................................ 2

3  Authority.................................................................................................................................. 2

4  Definitions................................................................................................................................ 2

5  Health treatment for firefighters................................................................................................ 2

 

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Veterans’ Entitlements (Point Cook Firefighters) Determination 2021.

2  Commencement

This instrument commences on 20 September 2021.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under paragraph 88A(1)(d) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.

4  Definitions

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Veterans’ Entitlements’ Act 1986.

firefighter means a person who:

                     (a)  served as a firefighter; or

                     (b)  participated in a firefighter training course; or

                     (c)  was an instructor of a firefighter training course;

at the RAAF Base Point Cook between 1 January 1957 and 31 December 1986.

5  Health treatment for firefighters

             (1)  For the purposes of paragraph 88A(1)(d) of the Act, firefighters are specified as a class of person.

             (2)  For the purposes of paragraph 88A(1)(d) of the Act, treatment of the following kinds is specified:

                     (a)  a 12 month group program aimed at improving physical health that includes:

                              (i)  weekly group exercise sessions; and

                             (ii)  monthly health education seminars; and

                            (iii)  access to a team of health and fitness experts; and

                            (iv)  custom food diary reviews by a nutritionist; and

                             (v)  a participant manual;

                     (b)  a 12 month individual program aimed at improving physical health that includes:

                              (i)  a personalised exercise program; and

                             (ii)  exercise resources; and

                            (iii)  fortnightly health articles; and

                            (iv)  fortnightly phone sessions with a health coach; and

                             (v)  access to monthly health education seminars; and

                            (vi)  custom food diary reviews by a nutritionist; and

                           (vii)  a participant manual;

                     (c)  colorectal cancer screening, by:

                              (i)  a faecal occult blood test; or

                             (ii)  a colonoscopy;

                     (d)  melanoma screening, by any one or more of the following means:

                              (i)  an examination by a general medical practitioner;

                             (ii)  dermoscopy or dermatoscopy;

                            (iii)  total body digital photography.