Document Type

Article

Publication details

Topperwien, B 2003, 'Relaxed evidentiary rules veterans' legislation : a comparative and empirical analysis', Southern Cross University Law Review, vol. 7, pp. 259-307.

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

Legislative changes in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the US relating to onus of proof, standards of proof, statutory presumptions and requirements to draw inferences in favour of veterans seeking disability pensions - whether the changes are likely to have any substantial effect on outcomes of claims by reference to the results of a survey conducted by the author involving members of the Veterans' Review Board, concerning the application of the particular relaxed evidentiary rules in the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986.