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Notice given 22 July 2003

1644  Senator Bishop: To ask the Minister for Defence—

(1) (a) How many personnel recently deployed to Iraq were in payment of a Department of Veterans’ Affairs disability pension, under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986; and (b) at what level.

(2) What physical and medical examinations were conducted prior to departure of each person deployed to Iraq.

(3) In the event that there is conflict between the medical assessment and the compensation assessment, what action has been or will be taken.