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Veterans’ Health Week 2022 kicks off today

Veterans’ Health Week 2022 kicks off today

Get out your kitchen utensils and put on your best apron as Veterans’ Health Week 2022 kicks off for 2022.  With this year’s theme focusing on “Eat Well”, Veterans’ Health Week is an opportunity for ex-service organisations and community groups around the nation to...

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ADFRA – DFRDB Update September 2022

ADFRA – DFRDB Update September 2022

DFRDB UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2022 Federal Court Hearing: Justice Perry has still not yet handed down her decision. Meeting with the New Minister In our July 2022 Update we advised that we had requested a meeting with the newMinister, the Hon Matt Keogh MP, to discuss our...

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Latest edition of DVA e-news is out now

Latest edition of DVA e-news is out now

8 September 2022 This edition features articles on subjects including: Release of Royal Commission Interim ReportFinalists announced for Prime Minister's National Veterans' Employment AwardsConstruction of new Darwin Veterans' and Families' Hub...

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RU OK? Day – Thursday 8th September

RU OK? Day – Thursday 8th September

It’s our national day of action when we remind Australians that every day is the day to  ask, ‘are you OK?’ and start a meaningful conversation whenever they spot the signs that someone they care about might be struggling with life. R U OK? has released resources,...

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New Report into Veteran Wellbeing

New Report into Veteran Wellbeing

A new report released today shines a light on the positive experience of former Defence Force members in rejoining civilian life and their positive impact on their communities. The report finds that after leaving service, most veterans have a smooth transition to new...

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Darwin Veterans’ and Families’ Hub Construction Underway

Darwin Veterans’ and Families’ Hub Construction Underway

Construction has commenced on a permanent home for the Darwin Veterans’ and Families’ Hub to help support the 10,000 veterans and families in the Northern Territory. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Matt Keogh said the Australian Government’s $5 million commitment to...

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Darwin Veterans’ and Families’ Hub Construction Underway

Funding Boost for Veteran Wellbeing

The Australian Government has today committed $55 million to better support the wellbeing of Australian Veterans. This commitment consists of $22 million in funding to provide psychiatric assistance dogs to veterans living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...

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Darwin Veterans’ and Families’ Hub Construction Underway

$70.6 Million to Help Veterans Stay Healthy at Home

The Government has today committed to ensuring veterans and veteran families have theservices they deserve, committing an additional $70.6 million in funding over four years toincrease Veterans’ Home Care fees for domestic assistance and personal care...

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Parliamentary Last Post Ceremony

Parliamentary Last Post Ceremony

Yesterday, the newly elected members of Parliament attended the Last Post Ceremony which commemorated Private Joseph John Dale, who lost his life while serving Australia in the First World War. Wreaths were laid by the family of Private Joseph John Dale, as well as...

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