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3.2.3 'Occurrence'

Paragraphs 27(a) and 28(1)(a) of the MRCA provides that an injury, disease, or death is to be taken to be a service injury, service disease or service death if the injury, disease, or death resulted from an occurrence that happened while the person was a member rendering defence service.  While historically the occurrence provision applies only to operational and peacekeeping service under the VEA, under the MRCA it applies to warlike and non-warlike service and, for the first time, to peacetime service.