Welcome to DFWA

Welcome to the
Defence Force Welfare Association (DFWA)


Our purpose is 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 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 ADSO's aim is to promote and protect the conditions and well-being of the Defence Family, which embraces over three million people.  It involves itself in national advocacy and the taking up of issues with the Australian Parliament and all political parties.


Our policy objectives are regularly reviewed, taking into accout current issues and resources available.  Read our current (and past) objectives here.


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08 April 2020 - National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide.  DFWA welcomes the announcement detailing the policy work being undertaken by government to put in place the National Commissioner.  At this difficult time in the nation’s history the government is to be commended for pushing ahead with the establishment of the National Commissioner as an independent position with a clear brief.  The Attorney-General’s Department has published further information on the National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention on their website. You can access this information through the following link:  https://www.ag.gov.au/About/Pages/national-commissioner-defence-veteran-suicide-prevention.aspx

01 April 2020 - Help Stop The ATO Appealing Veteran Invalidity Benefit Taxation Rulings

26 March 2020 - Advice to Military Superannuation Invalidity Benefit Recipients Updated 01 April 2020

13 March 2020 - Media Release - Justice for disabled veterans incorrectly taxed.

07 February 2020 - Media Release - Support for National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention.

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