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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 Senate Standing Committees on Foreign Affairs, Defence, and Trade are conducting an inquiry into the accuracy of information provided to Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits (DFRDB) members.
DFWA made a submission to the review. View or download the submission, below.
ATO have provided more detail on the streamlined process to amend past tax assessments for those affected by the DFRDB and MSBS invalidity benefits taxation cases.
The Defence Force Welfare Association (DFWA) congratulates the Prime Minister on his decision to establish a Royal Commission into veteran suicide. It welcomed the Government’s recognition of not only the depth of feeling within the veteran community regarding such tragedies but also by all sides of politics within the confines of both Houses of the…
Dear DFWA members and supporters, You will be aware of the continuing call for a Royal Commission into veteran suicide. This goes back several years, originating from a call for the establishment of a Royal Commission into DVA in 2015/16. Since that time there has been many studies and reviews into DVA, its workings and…