Veterans' Affairs
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?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    5

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • Function Categorization

    Regulatory / Review / Inquiry / Commission

  • Creation Date

    30 June 1994

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Prof. Nicholas Saunders AO 1 July 2017 30 June 2021
Member Prof. Jenny Doust 1 October 2015 30 September 2020
Member Prof. Gerard Byrne 1 July 2017 30 June 2022
Member Prof. John Kaldor 2 February 2016 1 February 2019
Member Prof. Flavia Cicuttini 1 July 2017 30 June 2018
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