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7.3.1 General Principles

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Eligibility based on service in Namibia is designed to recognise that members of the Australian Defence Force could be required to undertake operations of a warlike nature in areas where there were incidents of a local sporadic nature rather than continuing operations.  Accordingly, eligibility is based on the principle that benefits should stem from a period of service in which the member was exposed to hazards of a warlike nature beyond those of normal peacetime duty and depended upon allotment for duty in a prescribed “operational area”.

An eligible person therefore, is a person who, as a member of the Defence Force (which by definition includes any Reserve Force), rendered service as a member of the United Nations Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG) Namibia, in the area described in item 9 in Schedule 2 to the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986, between 18 February 1989 and 10 April 1990 inclusive.

A list of all individuals allotted for duty can be found on CLIK[Legislation / Service Eligibility / Service Determinations / Schedule 2 — Operational Areas / Item 9: Namibia (1989–1990)]