Repatriation Medical Authority

Veterans' Affairs (part of the Defence Portfolio)
The Authority determines Statements of Principles in respect of particular kinds of injuries, diseases or death based on medical-scientific evidence detailing the factors which can connect the injuries, diseases or death with the circumstances of service in Australia's military forces. The Statements of Principles are used for the purpose of determining claims for compensation under the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 and Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004. All members of the Authority must be a medical practitioner, or a medical scientist, with at least 10 years experience, of whom one must have at least 5 years experience in epidemiology. The Authority is assisted by staff made available by the Secretary of the Department. 5 part-time members appointed by the Minister for Veterans' Affairs.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory office holder, offices and committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (the VE Act), section 196A

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary statutory structure

  • Auditor


  • Function Categorization

    Regulatory / Review / Inquiry / Commission

  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    Level 8, 259 Queen Street
    Brisbane QLD 4000

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Prof. Terry Campbell AM 1 July 2021 30 June 2026
Member Prof. Gerard Byrne 1 July 2022 30 June 2025
Member Prof. Michael Hensley 4 April 2022 3 April 2027
Member Prof. Jenny Doust 1 October 2020 30 September 2025
Member Prof. Flavia Cicuttini AM 1 July 2021 30 June 2026
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