Read the latest edition here A  Highlight item is DVA’s invitation to you –  We’re conducting a review of Vetaffairs, and we’d like to hear from you! Vetaffairs is DVA’s newspaper, which is distributed quarterly to about 220,000 members of the veteran and ex-service communities. It includes articles about Government policies, programs and initiatives, with a […]

Increasing veterans’ workforce participation Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today said that more veterans could now access the Special and Intermediate Rate of Disability Pension as a result of a 2017-18 Budget initiative. The eligibility criteria for the Special and Intermediate Rate of Disability Pension under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 has been amended […]

Tehan Media Release – Response to National Mental Health Commission Review The Government is delivering improved mental health support for current and former Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel and their families. The Government today (30th June 2017) outlined the work it is doing on mental health and suicide prevention in its response to the National Mental […]

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today  (17/06/2017) said more than 1,000 jobs flagged as suitable for veterans had been advertised on the Government’s jobactive website as part of the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program. Mr Tehan praised the positive response since the Government had added a ‘Defence Force Experience Desirable’ category to its jobactive […]

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today announced that Major General Mark Kelly AO DSC had been reappointed as the Repatriation Commissioner for a period of two years. He said Major General Kelly, who has more than 35 years’ experience in the Australian Army, was highly qualified and well-respected. The Repatriation Commission grants pensions and benefits, […]

The 2016 Client Satisfaction Survey of more than 3,000 randomly selected DVA clients, including veterans, war widows/ers, carers and dependants, found an overall satisfaction rating with DVA services of 83%. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan said the $166.6 million provided in this year’s Budget to implement the first stage of modernising the Department of […]

DVA’s Budget Initiatives and Explanations of Appropriations Specified by Outcomes and Programs are contained in The Minister’s Portfolio Budget Statements 2017-18 and Budget Related Paper No. 1.4B They contain an Overview of The Department of Veterans’ Affairs Portfolio  and details of its resources and planned performance of both The Department of Veterans’ Affairs and The  Australian War Memorial READ MORE

    The Autumn 2017 edition of Vetaffairs is now available on DVA’s website. You can also view this issue in interactive Realview pdf format. You might also be interested in our online noticeboard. Below are some of the stories covered in this issue. (Please note that to open web links on this page you […]

The Federal Government will abandon its push for new powers to release the personal information of veterans should it wish to correct deliberately misleading public statements. The ABC revealed concerns about the legislation earlier this month with sections of the veteran community fearing it was designed to silence public criticism. The proposal was wrapped into […]

Veterans can be assured that access to crucial support services will continue to be available throughout the Christmas and New Year period, Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Simon Lewis said today. Mr Lewis said that providing continued access to support services was very important during the festive season, especially as many of […]