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B24/1995 DECLARATIONS OF HAZARDOUS SERVICE AND PEACEKEEPING FORCES UNDER THE VETERANS' ENTITLEMENTS ACT 1986.

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DATE OF ISSUE:  4 APRIL 1995

DECLARATIONS OF HAZARDOUS SERVICE AND PEACEKEEPING FORCES UNDER THE VETERANS' ENTITLEMENTS ACT 1986.

Purpose

The purpose of this Departmental Instruction is to advise details of hazardous service and peacekeeping forces under the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986.

Background

2.  Determinations of Hazardous Service are signed by the Minister for Defence Science and Personnel and are not listed in the VEA.  Section 120(7)(b) of the VEA refers.

3.  All Peacekeeping Forces prior to the introduction of the VEA are described in column 1 of Schedule 3 of the VEA.  Post VEA Peacekeeping Forces are designated by notice published in the Gazette.


Attachments

4.  Attachment A summarises the Declarations of Hazardous Service and includes copies of determinations signed by the Minister for Defence Science and Personnel.

5.  Attachment B lists Peacekeeping Forces after 1986 and includes copies of the notices signed by the Minister of State for Veterans' Affairs.

Future Action

6.  CCPS will be changed to reflect information contained in the Attachments.

W R MAXWELL

A/G NATIONAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR

BENEFITS

ATTACHMENT A

DECLARATIONS OF HAZARDOUS SERVICE UNDER VETERANS' ENTITLEMENTS ACT 1986

Area

Date of Declaration

Date of Commencement

Iran Iraq - service in the waters of Gulf of Iran and the Gulf of Oman west of line joining Rass-El-Hadd and the southern end of the Iran Pakistan border, and the countries littoral to those waters, to a maximum distance inland of 50 km from the high water mark.

25 September 1992

Between 17 November 1986 and

28 February 1989

Gulf War - transit from last port of call in Australia to Operational Area

17 May 1991

From and including 2 August 1990 to and including 9 June 1991

Gulf War - transit from last port of deployment to Operational Area

17 May 1991

From and including 2 August 1990 to and including 9 June 1991

Gulf War in Iraq and Turkey - service with Allied Forces providing humanitarian aid to Kurdish refugees in Iraq and in the area of Turkey south of latitude 38? north.

22 October 1991

Service commencing on the day of arrival in the area specified, and ending on the day of departure from the specified area.

Gulf War - service in former operational area after cessation of period of operational service.

22 October 1991

After 8 June 1991

Iraq - service with UN Special Commission for the destruction of Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq, whilst in Iraq.

22 October 1991

Service commencing on the day of arrival and ending on the day of departure.

Afghanistan - service with the United Nations Office for Co-ordinating Assistance to Afghanistan (UNOCA) or the United Nations Mine Clearance Training Team (UNMCTT) in Afghanistan.

25 September 1992

From 8 June 1991

Cambodia - service in the area comprising Cambodia and the areas in Laos and Thailand that are not more than 50 kilometres from the border with Cambodia.

9 November 1993

On or after 8 October 1993

Mozambique - service as part of United Nations humanitarian operations while in the in area comprising Mozambique

1 August 1994

On or after 12 July 1994

Rwanda - service as part of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR) while in the area comprising Rwanda and the areas in Uganda, Zaire, Burundi and Tanzania that are not more than 50 kilometres from the border with Rwanda.

5 August 1994

On or after 25 July 1994

Haiti - service while in the area comprising Haiti, as part of the United States of America led Multi-national force operating in that area.

21 November 1994

On or after 17 September 1994

ATTACHMENT B

DECLARATIONS OF PEACEKEEPING SERVICE UNDER THE VETERANS' ENTITLEMENTS ACT 1986

(Not including those listed in unofficial reprint of VEA Issue No. 11 of January 1993)

Area

Date of Declaration

Date of Commencement

Iran/Iraq - service with United Nations Iran/Iraq Military Observer Group (UNIIMOG)

2 December 1988

11 August 1988

Namibia - service with United Nations Transition Assistance Group Namibia (UNTAG)

7 March 1989

18 February 1989

Western Sahara - service with the Mission des Nations Unies pour un Referendum au Sahara Occidental (MINURSO)

7 August 1991

27 June 1991

Cambodia - service with the Australian Police Contingent of the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC)

4 June 1992

18 May 1992

Bougainville - service with Australian Defence Force Support to a Pacific Peacekeeping Force for a Bougainville Peace Conference

9 November 1994

21 September 1994

Mozambique - service with the Australian Police Contingent of the United Nations Operation in Mozambique (UNOMOZ)

15 February 1995

27 March 1994

Haiti - service with the Australian Police Contingent of the Multi National Force in Haiti.

15 February 1995

10 October 1994