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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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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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Have Your Say: DVA Dental Program Review

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…

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Veteran’s Employment Awards Now Open

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…

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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 their families.

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