Changes to the list of Statements of Principles, January 2020

On 2 January 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 4) 2019 brought into force 22 replacement Statements of Principles. 

These Statements of Principles cover:

  • anal fissure
  • conductive hearing loss
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • malignant neoplasm of the bladder
  • Morton metatarsalgia – name has changed from "Morton's metatarsalgia"
  • obstructive and reflux nephropathy
  • renal stone disease
  • schistosomiasis
  • strongyloidiasis
  • subarachnoid haemorrhage
  • varicocoele – name has changed from "varicocele".

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


06 January 2020