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We are pleased to see that after consultation with the veterans’ community, DVA Minister Tehan has asked for an independent Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to be conducted outside of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Read the Minister’s Statement here

This ADSO Update reviews the Government’s 2016 performance to our veterans’ policy objectives and advises our change to a more direct engagement with all political parties. Be part of our future success: Join Now READ MORE            

Thanks to everyone who completed the DVACS 2016.  I have included open ended responses so everyone can read the comments in full.  Please share far and wide on Facebook.  I look forward to opening up a new survey at the end of the year and promise to make it shorter so it doesn’t take as […]

“Falling through the Cracks” is a Royal Australian Regiment Association (RARA) proposal to help prevent it. Have your say about it. The RARA has been involved in many discussions on various committees through the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council (PMAC) , the Ex- Service Organisations Round table (ESORT)   DVA’s other Consultative forums , State Veterans’ Advisory […]

Chris Stiles took his own life in August after a long battle with mental illness after taking Mefloquine. The drug, otherwise known as Lariam, has been linked to a number of suicides among veterans. Many call it the “suicide pill” for a reason. Those who take it claim to suffer horrific side effects including hallucinations, depression, […]

The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Dan Tehan, said the Government would increase mental health support for Australian Defence Force (ADF) members and veterans. The Government Response to the Senate Inquiry Report on the mental health of ADF members and veterans was tabled in the Senate today 16th September 2016. “The Senate Inquiry Report’s recommendations emphasise […]

This Senate Inquiry was successfully moved by Senator Jacqui Lambie. Here are the details. You are encouraged to make a submission. On 1 September 2016 the Senate referred the following matter to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report by 30 March 2017: Submissions to this inquiry close on 7 […]

  JLN Independent Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie has won historic support in the Senate for a motion (see below) to establish an independent inquiry and investigation into the performance of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) – especially in relation to crisis in Australian Veterans’ health and rising suicide rates. The Inquiry will report back […]

The Alliance of Defence Organisations – ADSO – is the active voice of the Australian Defence Community to the Australian, Government, Parliament and the Australian people It represents 17 Partner Organisations from Warriors to Widows and fights to protect the entitlements and conditions for serving ADF personnel, veterans, and their families. Add your voice and […]

ROSS EASTGATE, Townsville Bulletin August 11, 2016 WHETHER the second Turnbull Government lasts a full term or not these are exciting times, as the PM might say, to be an Australian lobbyist. With such close numbers in either parliamentary chamber or even a joint sitting all political parties have an unequalled opportunity to court and […]