As you may be aware, following the 2022 election, the Australian Government’s Veterans’ Affairs
portfolio is the responsibility of the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and the Assistant Minister
for Veterans’ Affairs. We are writing to advise of the division of Veterans’ Affairs portfolio
THE HON MATT THISTLETHWAITE MP
ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR VETERANS’ AFFAIRS
ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR DEFENCE
ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR THE REPUBLIC
The Assistant Minister for Veterans’ Affairs has responsibility for Defence Home Ownership
Assistance Scheme (DHOAS) and Defence Service Homes Insurance (DSHI) scheme, Veterans’ matters relating to Disaster Relief Australia, Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling, and the Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway.
The Assistant Minister will assist the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs in responding to the Royal
Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide, and attending Office of Australian War Graves
All other Veterans’ Affairs responsibilities will remain with the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs.