DVA e-news – September 2016 Issue

17 Sep 2016

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Veterans’ Affairs e-News is a regular service provided by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Training for DVA advocates

Find out about the new Advocacy Training and Development Program. It’s an updated version of the very successful TIP (Training Information Program).

Advocates are volunteers who provide support, advice and help to current or former veterans and their families in completing DVA forms and accessing benefits and services.

Visit the DVA website for more information HERE


ESO Round Table Summary August 2016 Meeting

DVA’s ESO Round Table (ESORT) is a regular forum where national ex-service organisations meet with DVA and discuss current issues of concern and interest to Australia’s veteran community.

A full summary of the ESORT meeting is available HERE 


First World War exhibition launched in Townsville

The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Dan Tehan, launched the Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience travelling exhibition in Townsville on Friday 2 September. READ MORE

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Praise for volunteer veterans

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan praised veterans who volunteer their time to support other veterans with mental health issues as he toured the Peer to Peer Support Network pilot program in Townsville earlier this month. READ MORE


Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS)

A free and confidential counselling service for Australian veterans, peacekeepers and their families. For more information on VVCS services and eligibility, please visit the VVCS website or phone 1800 011 046.

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