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The Defence Force Welfare Association frequently offers solutions, recommendations, and comment to policy and decision making forums.

You can read our submissions here

Submission to Veterans’ Legislation Reform Consultation Pathway Process

In August 2022 the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide released its Interim Report recommending the consolidation of veterans’ legislation. On 16 February 2023, the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs announced the commencement of consultation on the legislation pathway that has been developed by Government.

Administrative Review Reform Submission

On 16 December 2022, the Government announced reform to Australia’s system of administrative review. This reform will abolish the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) and establish a new federal administrative review body.