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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

Budget 2020-21: Outcomes for Veterans and their Families

On 6th October 2020, the Treasurer handed down the 2020-21 Federal Budget that reflects the extraordinary year in Australian history. Through unprecedented spending, the budget aims to fight off the coronavirus recession and address the economic and health challenges emerging from the pandemic. Here are the biggest measures affecting veterans and…
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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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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 to Support Veterans –…

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Submission to DVA: Dental Program Review

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.

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No Appeals in Veteran Invalidity Benefit Taxation Cases

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…

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