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.
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
Max No. of Board/Committee Members
Annual Report Prepared and tabled?
Regulatory / Review / Inquiry / Commission
30 June 1994
Current board appointments