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An Independent Voice

The Defence Force Welfare Association is an independent voice for Australian Defence Force members, veterans, and their families.

We advocate to government on matters affecting the welfare of this group of Australians, including:

  • ADF Pay and Conditions of Service
  • Rehabilitation of Injured Veterans
  • Compensation for Service Injuries
  • Retirement and Superannuation
  • Improving Service Delivery
  • Veteran Recognition

The Defence Force Welfare Association is funded by branch membership fees and donations.

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Our Current Focus

Interim National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention

In February 2020, the Prime Minister announced the creation of a new National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention. The proposed National Commissioner recognised that too many Defence members and veterans take their own lives, and that action is needed to ensure that everything possible is done to prevent these…
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Productivity Commission Report – A Better Way to Support Veterans

In March 2018, the Prime Minister announced that the Productivity Commission was to inquire into whether the system of compensation and rehabilitation for veterans (Serving and Ex-serving Australian Defence Force members) is fit for purpose, now and into the future. The Report The report of the inquiry – A Better Way…
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Veteran Invalidity Benefit Taxation

Invalidity benefits paid through Defence Force superannuation schemes are generally taxed at a higher rate than invalidity benefits paid through civilian superannuation insurance schemes.
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Graphic Design Services

Camaraderie is the magazine of the Defence Force Welfare Association. The magazine is 36-40 pages, published three times per year (March, July, November). DFWA is seeking a Graphic Designer to work with the Editor of Camaraderie to layout the magazine content for the three editions each year.
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Military Discipline Reform 2021

On 12 August 2021, the Minister for Defence Personnel and Veterans’ Affairs, the Hon. Andrew Gee MP, announced significant changes to the DFDA, through the Defence Legislation Amendment (Discipline Reform) Bill 2021.
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