Welcome to DFWA

Welcome to the
Defence Force Welfare Association (DFWA)


We exist simply to foster the best interests and wellbeing of all members of the Australian Defence Force and their families in any matter likely to affect them during or after their period of service.

Read more about us at ABOUT / BACKGROUND

We are also a member of the Alliance of Defence Service Organisations (ADSO), which comprises many of Australia's major military ex service organisations (ESO). The Alliance represents a significant number of members of Australia's Defence Family on national advocacy and representative matters to the Australian Parliament and all political parties. Its aim is to promote and protect the conditions and well-being of the Defence Family that embraces over three million people.


as a CURRENT NEWS item becomes stale, it is transferred either to "ARCHIVED CURRENT NEWS" or into one of the CURRENT ISSUES (see list at left of page)  

15 June 2018 - CSC CAMPAIGN / ROYAL COMMISSION - LETTER TO THE PM.  Who could now in hindsight possibly believe that CSC has been so effectively well regulated that it need not be put under at least the same scrutiny as the rest of the Financial Institutions are under the current Royal Commission ? Given that perspective, a joint RSL/ADSO Open Letter to the Prime Minister has been released and will also be distributed to each MP and Senator, plus the media as well.

8 June 2018 - CSC CAMPAIGN / ROYAL COMMISSION.  The DFWA has prepared two Facts Sheets on this issue (see 27 May 2018 post below).  The Fact Sheets detail with (1) Overview and (2) Rebuttal of Government Excuses

27 May 2018 - OUR CAMPAIGN FOR CSC TO BE INCLUDED IN THE ROYAL COMMISSION.  Further to our advice on this matter (see CURRENT ISSUES items at the left of this page) we now have a detailed briefing paper that outlines our concerns about the conduct of the CSC in administering Defence Superannuation.  Please raise this matter with your local Member of Parliament and demand action !

27 May 2018 - UNIQUE NATURE OF MILITARY SERVICE. The concept of the Unique Nature of Military Service is a fundamental concept that underpins our call for a Military Covenant.  A short Facts Sheet on this is now available and readers should also read the more detailed information on the Military Covenant - click on the MILITARY ACCORD topic at the left of this page.  

4 May 2018 - MILITARY SUPERANNUATION INDEXATION UPDATE.  An update on the lobbying and other activities is available at INDEXATION at the left of this page.  An Executive Summary of the submission is also available and includes a link to an online presentation and is well worth a look.

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