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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 Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) funds a broad range of dental treatment to clients (eligible veterans and their dependants) through the DVA dental program. The dental program forms part of a broader suite of healthcare programs funded by DVA, on behalf of the Australian Government. DVA is conducting a review in response to concerns…
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.
Nominations for the 2021 Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards are now open! The Awards are a great opportunity to recognise and celebrate veteran employees and entrepreneurs, and acknowledge the organisations supporting our former service men and women in their transition to civilian life. Now is your chance to be recognised for your contribution to veteran…
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 their families.
Submission to Attorney-General: Review of Bills Establishing the National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention
The Association has presented its submission to the Attorney-General Task Force reviewing the bills to establish the National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention.