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Thursday, 28 November 1985
Page: 2446

Senator GIETZELT (Minister for Veterans' Affairs)(10.57) —I believe that there is no difficulty in this area. The legislation seeks to extend the range of benefits to those who served in Vietnam. The relevant vessels will be designated by the Department of Defence as having been involved in dangerous waters or in circumstances that place lives at risk. On the basis of that evidence, the legislation will be applied to them.