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Iraq/Kuwait

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Many of the determinations relating to service in Iraq/Kuwait under the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 and the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA) can be found on https://www.legislation.gov.au. Links to current individual VEA determinations and to MRCA warlike determinations are below:

Current

Act

From

To

Operation/Action

VEA

31 Aug 1992

12 Jan 2003

Operation Bolton

VEA

13 May 1999

12 Jan 2003

Operation Bolton

VEA

16 July 2003

31 July 2009

Operation Catalyst

MRCA

16 July 2003

31 July 2009

Operation Catalyst

VEA1 July 20148 August 2014Operation Okra - Zone B Non Warlike: The land area, territorial waters and superjacent airspace of Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, and the waters and superjacent airspace of the Persian Gulf
VEA9 August 20148 September 2015Operation Okra - Zone B Non Warlike - including area above and expanded to include Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Montenegro, Poland, Romania.  Excluding Iraq.
VEA9 September 2015OngoingOperation Okra - Zone B Non-Warlike - Albania, the Kingdom of Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Kuwait, Montenegro, Poland, the State of Qatar, Romania and the United Arab Emirates; Persian Gulf; Turkey east of longitude 35° East.
VEA9 August 20148 September 2015Operation Okra - Zone A Warlike.  Land, territorial waters and superadjacent airspace of Iraq
VEA9 September 2015OngoingOperatin Okra - Zone A Warlike. The land area, territorial waters and superjacent airspace of Iraq and Syria
MRCA1 July 20148 August 2014Operation Okra - Zone B Non Warlike: The land area, territorial waters and superjacent airspace of Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, and the waters and superjacent airspace of the Persian Gulf
MRCA9 August 20148 September 2015Operation Okra - Zone B Non Warlike - including area above and expanded to include Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Montenegro, Poland, Romania.  Excluding Iraq
MRCA9 September 2015OngoingOperation Okra - Zone B Non-Warlike - Albania, the Kingdom of Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Kuwait, Montenegro, Poland, the State of Qatar, Romania and the United Arab Emirates; Persian Gulf; Turkey east of longitude 35° East.
MRCA9 August 20148 September 2015Operation Okra - Zone A Warlike. Land, territorial waters and superadjacent airspace of Iraq
MRCA9 September 2015OngoingOperation Okra - Zone A Warlike. The land area, territorial waters and superjacent airspace of Iraq and Syria
VEA17 February 19981 Octobber 2001Operation Pollard

VEA

07 May 1991

Ongoing

Operations Habitat and Blazer

VEA18 March 200322 July 2003Operation Falconer

VEA

30 Jun 1991

12 Jan 2003

Operation Jural

VEA

1 Jan 2009

Ongoing

Operation Kruger

MRCA

1 Jan 2009

Ongoing

Operation Kruger

VEA

1 Jan 1997

12 Jan 2003

Operation Northern Watch

VEA

11 Aug 1991

15 Dec 1996

Operation Provide Comfort

VEA

21 July 2008

Ongoing

Operation Riverbank

MRCA

21 July 2008

Ongoing

Operation Riverbank

VEA

23 Sep 1999

12 Jan 2003

Operation Southern Watch

VEA

31 Aug 1992

12 Jan 2003

Operation Southern Watch

VEA

23 Feb 1991

09 Jun 1991

Schedule 2 Item 11 of the VEA

 

Revoked/Replaced

Act

From

To

Operation/Action

Date Signed

VEA

-

-

Operation Blazer (UNSCOM)

22 Oct 1991

VEA

13 May 1999

12 Jan 2003

Operation Bolton

27 May 2003

VEA

13 May 1999

Ongoing

Operation Bolton

11 Aug 1999

VEA

16 Jul 2003

Ongoing

Operation Catalyst

16 Jul 2003

MRCA

16 July 2003

31 July 2009

Operation Catalyst

7 Feb 2012

MRCA

16 July 2003

31 July 2009

Operation Catalyst

3 Mar 2011

MRCA

16 July 2003

31 July 2009

Operation Catalyst

12 Feb 2010

MRCA

16 July 2003

Ongoing

Operation Catalyst

16 Dec 2009

MRCA

16 July 2003

Ongoing

Operation Catalyst

2 Jun 2009

MRCA

16 July 2003

Ongoing

Operation Catalyst

11 Feb 2009

MRCA

16 July 2003

Ongoing

Operation Catalyst

31 Oct 2005

MRCA

16 July 2003

Ongoing

Operation Catalyst

30 Jun 2004

MRCA

16 July 2003

31 July 2009

Operation Catalyst

3 Sep 2012

VEA

-

-

Operation Habitat (Aid to Kurdish Refugees)

22 Oct 1991

MRCA

1 Jan 2009

Ongoing

Operation Kruger

3 Sep 2012

MRCA

1 Jan 2009

Ongoing

Operation Kruger

7 Feb 2012

MRCA

1 Jan 2009

Ongoing

Operation Kruger

3 Mar 2011

MRCA

1 Jan 2009

Ongoing

Operation Kruger

12 Feb 2010

MRCA

1 Jan 2009

Ongoing

Operation Kruger

16 Dec 2009

MRCA

1 Jan 2009

Ongoing

Operation Kruger

2 Jun 2009

MRCA

1 Jan 2009

Ongoing

Operation Kruger

11 Feb 2009

MRCA

21 July 2008

Ongoing

Operation Riverbank

3 Sep 2012

MRCA

21 July 2008

Ongoing

Operation Riverbank

7 Feb 2012

MRCA

21 July 2008

Ongoing

Operation Riverbank

3 Mar 2011

MRCA

21 July 2008

Ongoing

Operation Riverbank

12 Feb 2010

MRCA

21 July 2008

Ongoing

Operation Riverbank

16 Dec 2009

MRCA

21 July 2008

Ongoing

Operation Riverbank

2 Jun 2009

VEA

29 Sep 1999

12 Jan 2003

Operation Southern Watch

27 May 2003

VEA

29 Sep 1999

Ongoing

Operation Southern Watch

29 Jun 2000