Changes to the list of Statements of Principles, September 2020

On 3 September 2020 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

The Veterans' Support Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2020 brought into force 2 new and 38 replacement Statements of Principles and the repeal of two Statements of Principles.

These Statements of Principles cover:

  • microscopic polyangiitis
  • malignant neoplasm of the renal pelvis and ureter
  • Ross River virus infection
  • acoustic neuroma
  • sensorineural hearing loss
  • subdural haematoma
  • Kaposi sarcoma (name has changed from Kaposi’s sarcoma)
  • chronic multisymptom illness
  • acute pancreatitis
  • hypersensitivity pneumonitis (name has changed from extrinsic allergic alveolitis)
  • malignant neoplasm of the nasopharynx
  • multiple sclerosis
  • osteonecrosis
  • dysbaric osteonecrosis (repealed)
  • patellar tendinopathy
  • gunshot injury (name has changed from physical injury due to munitions discharge)
  • explosive blast injury (name has changed from physical injury due to munitions discharge)
  • sprain and strain
  • coeliac disease
  • malignant neoplasm of the liver
  • polyarteritis nodosa.

For more information on the amendments, see the amendment regulation or visit the Australian Government Repatriation Medical Authority's website.

Veterans' Support Amendment Regulations (No 4) 2019(external link)

Australian Government Repatriation Medical Authority's website(external link)

Date

03 September 2020