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:
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Veteran Superannuation Invalidity Benefits are not paid for life, and Government can review or cancel them at any time up to the age of 55. They should not be taxed as if they are a permanent benefit. Tell the Government to drop Schedule 9 of the Treasury Laws Amendment (2022 No 4) Bill
Camaraderie Vol 54, No 1 available to view or download online.
On 3 March 2023, the Senate Economics Committee released its report on the Treasury Laws Amendment (2022 Measures No 4) Bill 2022 which included legislative amendments affecting Military Superannuation Schemes Invalidity Benefit Taxation.
Today The Hon Matt Keogh MP, the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel announced the commencement of public consultation on a Pathway to simplify veteran compensation and rehabilitation legislation. This action is being taken as a response to Recommendation 1 of the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide Interim Report – that there is an urgent need to simplify the existing veteran compensation and rehabilitation legislation. The proposed pathway to simplify the legislation is available …
Submission to Senate Economics Committee: Veteran Superannuation Invalidity Benefit Taxation Legislative Amendments
The Treasury Laws Amendment (2022 Measures No. 4) Bill 2022 includes proposed changes to how some veteran superannuation invalidity benefits are taxed, following the Douglas decision. DFWA made a submission to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee regarding the proposed amendments.