Notice of Amendment to Fourteen Statements of Principles Under the Veterans’ Support Act 2014

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1. Pursuant to section 24 of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014, the Minister of Veterans’ Affairs gives notice of the amendment of fourteen Statements of Principles under the Veterans’ Support Regulations 2014.

2. The amendments take effect on the date of publication of this notice.

3. The amendments are as follows:

diabetes mellitus Nos. 89/2011 and 90/2011 are amended by Nos. 27/2016 and 28/2016;

depressive disorder Nos. 83/2015 and 84/2015 are amended by Nos. 29/2016 and 30/2016;

aplastic anaemia Nos. 50/2012 and 51/2012 are amended by Nos. 31/2016 and 32/2016;

acute myeloid leukaemia Nos. 71/2015 and 72/2015 are amended by Nos. 33/2016 and 34/2016;

myelodysplastic syndrome Nos. 73/2015 and 74/2015 are amended by Nos. 35/2016 and 36/2016;

acute lymphoblastic leukaemia No. 75/2012 is amended by No. 37/2016;

chronic lymphocytic leukaemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma No. 84/2014 is amended by No. 38/2016;

myeloma No. 69/2012 is amended by No. 39/2016; and

non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma No. 28/2010 is amended by No. 40/2016.

4. The principal Statements of Principles are not revoked but should be read and applied together with the Amendment Statements of Principles.

5. The amendments reflect the insertion into the Statements of Principles of new and replacement definitions and factors which link a veteran’s injury, illness or death to his/her military service.

6. Copies of the Amendment Statements of Principles are available on the website of the Australian Repatriation Medical Authority

http://www.rma.gov.au

Dated at Wellington this 7th day of July 2016.

Hon CRAIG FOSS, Minister of Veterans’ Affairs.

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