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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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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…
On 4 December, the full bench of the Federal Court of Australia handed down the judgments in the appeal by the Commissioner of Taxation against the decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal regarding DFRDB and MSBS invalidity benefits.
On the 6th of November 2020, the Chief of the Defence Force received the Afghanistan Inquiry report from the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force.