Changes to the list of Statements of Principles, May 2019

In May 2019 changes were made to the list of Australian Statements of Principles that apply in New Zealand. The Statements of Principles are a tool to determine if an injury, illness or death is service-related.

Statements of Principles

On 9 May 2019 the Veterans’ Support Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2019 brought into force 30 replacement Statements of Principles.

These Statements of Principles cover:

  • adrenal insufficiency
  • bronchiolitis obliterans organising pneumonia
  • chondromalacia patella
  • concussion
  • Dupuytren disease — name has changed from “Dupuytren’s disease”
  • human immunodeficiency virus infection — name has changed from “human immunodeficiency virus”
  • human T-cell lymphotropic virus type-1 infection — name has changed from “human T-cell lymphotropic virus type-1”
  • hypopituitarism
  • iliotibial band syndrome
  • internal derangement of the knee
  • moderate to severe traumatic brain injury
  • non-Hodgkin lymphoma — name has changed from “non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma”
  • reactive arthritis
  • scrub typhus
  • sinusitis

On 30 May 2019 Gazette notice number 2019-gs2509 amended the Statements of Principles that cover subdural haematoma.

For more information on the amendments, see either the amendment regulation or Gazette notice, or visit the Australian Repatriation Medical Authority’s website.

Veterans’ Support Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2019(external link)

Gazette notice number 2019-gs2509(external link)

Australian Repatriation Medical Authority’s website(external link)


31 May 2019