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Notifying reviewable determinations

             (1)  The Commission must, as soon as practicable after it makes a reviewable determination, give the claimant a written notice setting out:

                     (a)  the terms of the reviewable determination; and

                     (b)  the reasons for the reviewable determination.

             (2)  The notice must include a statement to the effect that, subject to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 , an application may be made to the Tribunal under Part 5 for review of the reviewable determination.

             (3)  The Commission must also give a copy of the notice to the Chief of the Defence Force if the reviewable determination relates to liability for a service injury, disease or death, or the permanent impairment, of a person who was a member of the Defence Force:

                     (a)  for a service injury or disease or permanent impairment--at the time when the reviewable determination was made; or

                     (b)  for a service death--at the time of death.

             (4)  A failure to comply with this section does not affect the validity of the determination.


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