Current Issues

ADFRA – DFRDB UPDATE – OCTOBER 2023

ADFRA – DFRDB UPDATE – OCTOBER 2023

We have remained quiet while the question of the Voice was being addressed, but not idle.Earlier this year, we wrote to Senators and Members of Parliament to again express our concerns, and several forwarded them to the Minister, the Hon Matt Keogh MP and the Shadow...

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DVA Statement – Veterans’ MATES program

DVA Statement – Veterans’ MATES program

In response to recent public commentary on the Veterans MATES program DVA has released this Statement. The Veterans’ MATES program has been operating for more than 18 years to provide a valuable proactive service addressing ‘real life’ health care problems in the...

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Government shared veterans’ confidential medical data

Government shared veterans’ confidential medical data

Identified medical records belonging to 300,000 veterans, widows and others connected to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs have been routinely provided to a university for cost-saving research without the knowledge or consent of the people involved. The practice,...

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ADFRA – DFRDB UPDATE – OCTOBER 2023

DFRDB UPDATE – JULY 2023 (Part 2)

Our SituationFor those seeking an overview of our situation, we have condensed the evidence we compiled in the Reduction of DFRDB Defined Benefits video presentation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QLJE26TC5I into an email Betrayal of Defence Veterans which we have...

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Consultation on new Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy underway

Further Investments to Support Veterans and Families

The Hon Richard Marles MPDeputy Prime MinisterMinister for Defence The Hon Matt Keogh MPMinister for Veterans' AffairsMinister for Defence Personnel The Albanese Government is investing an additional $328.1 million in the 2023-24 Budget to support the more than...

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ADFRA – DFRDB UPDATE – OCTOBER 2023

ADFRA – DFRDB Update – May 2023

Federal Court DecisionMost are already aware that the decision in McKenzie v Commonwealth SuperannuationCorporation [2023] FCA 396 has been handed down by Justice Perry and that the decision did not go our way.First, on behalf of all DFRDB members I want to express...

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