Camaraderie Vol 52, No 3 available to view or download online.
The government intends to introduce legislation to reverse the Federal Court decision in Douglas. The intention is to ensure that no veteran is worse off because of Douglas; however, this is a complex matter that needs scrutiny. DFWA and other ESOs will absolutely oppose any legislative change that removes any tax or other benefits flowing from the decision in Douglas, particularly in relation to pensions classed as Disability Superannuation Benefits.
In this edition: Covid Vaccination Certificates and DVA Gold Cards • National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention • Summary Discipline Reform • Education Curriculum • Election • Royal Commission Update
DFWA is seeking feedback on our proposed policy objectives. Let us know what you think, what the priority should be, or if we have missed an important issue.
DFWA is tracking each of the recommendations from the Interim Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention – Interim Report – Independent Review of Past Defence and Veteran Suicides. Follow its progress here.
Camaraderie is the magazine of the Defence Force Welfare Association. The magazine is 36-40 pages, published three times per year (March, July, November). DFWA is seeking a Graphic Designer to work with the Editor of Camaraderie to layout the magazine content for the three editions each year.
On 26 August 2021, the Senate referred the Defence Legislation Amendment (Discipline Reform) Bill 2020 to the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 14 October 2021. The Committee invited DFWA to make a written submission regarding the provisions of the bill.
On 12 August 2021, the Minister for Defence Personnel and Veterans’ Affairs, the Hon. Andrew Gee MP, announced significant changes to the DFDA, through the Defence Legislation Amendment (Discipline Reform) Bill 2021.
In this edition: Senate Inquiry into Accuracy of Information Provided to DFRDB Members • Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide • Capability of the Australian Public Service – Senate Hearings • Afghanistan Inquiry Reform Plan • New Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel • Latest Camaraderie
Camaraderie Vol 52, No 2 available to view or download online.