Commutation

Federal Court Hearing: DFRDB Commutation  – 11 May 2022

Federal Court Hearing: DFRDB Commutation – 11 May 2022

If you watched today's (11th of May) hearing of Clinton McKenzie's Federal Court matter, you should be proud of how he presented his (our) case.  His oral submission was well researched, polished and unemotional. From the feedback I have seen so far, some found...

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Senate inquiry into DFRDB – Hearings -ADFRA Update May 2021

Senate inquiry into DFRDB – Hearings -ADFRA Update May 2021

On 20 May 2021, the FADT Reference Committee held its open hearing into DFRDB. The hearing can still be viewed by clicking on this link: Foreign Affairs Defence & Trade - 20/05/2021 08:50:00 - Parliament of Australia (aph.gov.au) Testimony of each witness...

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ADFRA – DFRDB Update – September 2020

ADFRA – DFRDB Update – September 2020

IntroductionAnother short Update.CDDA ApplicationHerb has still heard nothing regarding his claim.Legal ActionWe have received a Departmental Reply to our Request for Amendment of the DFRDB Act, in which we requested: The amendment of the DFRDB Act;The...

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Ombudsman’s Inquiry into DFRDB Commutation

Ombudsman’s Inquiry into DFRDB Commutation

The Ombudsman’s office today (11th December) released a Media Statement on the outcome of his inquiry into DFRDB Commutation. A copy of that Statement and the Ombudsman's Report is here. Ministerial Statement - Independent Inquiry Report into DFRDB Scheme  The...

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Opinion – Stop the veterans’ pension rip-off

Opinion – Stop the veterans’ pension rip-off

Veterans who have suffered years of underpayment from their Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Scheme (DFRDB) deserve much better. Many have put their lives on the line in times of conflict, but while the government glorifies troops as it sends them to war,...

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