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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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DFWA is tracking each of the 69 recommendations from the Productivity Commission Report – A Better Way to Support Veterans. Follow its progress here.
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 to Support Veterans –…
DVA conducted a review of its dental program, in response to concerns about whether or not the program met current clients’ needs, and its capacity to meet future needs.
DFWA made a submission to the review. View or download the submission here.
The deadline for lodging appeals in the invalidity benefit taxation cases has passed. No appeals were lodged and so litigation of the matter has now ended.
There is currently uncertainty within the veteran community as to what will happen next.
DFWA is calling upon both CSC and the ATO, to outline how they will approach…