Reviews & Submissions

Review process

The SMRC Members Handbook provides an overview of Statements of Principles system and of the Council’s review process.

It contains chapters covering the history of the Statements of Principles system, and concepts such as sound medical-scientific evidence, and standards of proof. It also includes a number of detailed appendices, including a history of the Australian Repatriation system, those Parts of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA) which directly relate to the SMRC and the Repatriation Medical Authority (RMA, whose decisions the SMRC reviews), a number of policy documents providing a detailed description of the SMRC’s operations, and details the operations of the RMA.