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:
You can read more about our major policy objectives, here.
The Defence Force Welfare Association is funded by branch membership fees and donations.
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On 16 December 2022, the Government announced reform to Australia’s system of administrative review. This reform will abolish the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) and establish a new federal administrative review body.
Veterans who are medically discharged from the Australian Defence Force may receive Invalidity Benefits from their super scheme depending on extent of disability. However, Veteran Invalidity Benefits are not all taxed the same way.
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.