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Notice given 19 September 2012

2221  Senator Fawcett: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs—Can the following information be provided in regard to the period 1992 to 2012:

(1) For each year, what is the total number of claims from returned or returning service personnel for assistance with psychiatric or psychological conditions.

(2) For each year, what percentage of claims were elevated to the Veterans’ Review Board or the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

(3) What is the total number and percentage of currently active claims that relate to service during this period.

(4) What is the total number and percentage of currently active claims that relate to service in previous conflicts, including but not limited to, those in Korea and Vietnam.

(5) What percentage of claims contained Australian Defence Force medical history relating to symptoms identified while in service.