Category: DVA News

Aug 07 2017

ADF Veterans Suicides

Subject:                      ADF Veteran’ Suicide                                                                      2017 Tally:     56                                       The running tally                                     Jan 2001 thru 31 July 2017 Total:  459 Date:                           31 July (Monday) 2017                           AIHW: 325.  2016: 78 + 2017 56 = 459 .………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 31 July 2017 – Note: An Increase of 10 over July  MONDAY 31 JULY 2017:   ADF Veteran Suicide  No 56  …

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Oct 20 2016

Health Care HSV109

Click on the link to download and read the latest non-liability health care bulletin: Non-Liability Health Care HSV09 Fact Sheet   ——————————————————–  

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Sep 21 2016

Senate Inquiry Mental Health

Australian Government Response to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee Report Mental Health of Australian Defence Force Members and Veterans ~ September 2016   PREFACE The Government welcomes the opportunity to provide a response to the Senate Inquiry Report on the mental health of Australian Defence Force (ADF) members and veterans, and acknowledges the …

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Sep 07 2016

Veterans Suicides Inquiry

From: News.com A Senate committee will investigate high suicide rates among Australian veterans The inquiry instigated by independent senator Jacqui Lambie, along with other crossbenchers on Thursday, will also look at the performance of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Senator Lambie, a former soldier, has alleged corruption and incompetence by the government department. Readers seeking …

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May 30 2016

RED ALERT

DVA has been alerted by a Veterans’ Home Care agency of a scam currently targeting veterans and war widows. Apparently some clients have been telephoned and informed that a number of accounts for previous visits to their doctor, for blood tests or for various ther providers, are not being covered by the Department. Allegedly, many …

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Jan 04 2016

Nth Vietnam Aussie Pensioners?

North Vienam Soldiers Receiving Australina Pensions?

It appears that our government is paying North Vietnamese Army veterans Australian war pensions! HEADLINE: North Vietnamese soldiers receiving Australian war pensions Re: ‘From “The Battle After the War” Ambrose Crowe pp173/4: “In August 1997, it was revealed that, of the 725 allied soldiers resident in Australia and receiving pensions for service during the Vietnam …

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Dec 23 2015

RUOK?

Are You OK?

‘ARE YOU OK’ NOT ENOUGH FOR VETERANS SUICIDAL OVER CHRISTMAS   Veterans suffering as a consequence of their service need far more than someone simply asking them how they are. The national ‘Are You OK’ (RUOK) campaign is a magnificent initiative to help identify someone at risk. But at Christmas time, unlike any other period …

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Dec 18 2015

Veterans Affairs Systems

The Hon Stuart Robert MP Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

The Hon Stuart Robert MP Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Minister for Human Services Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC Move to improve Veterans’ Affairs systems Driving information and communications technology (ICT) and systems improvements to help reduce claim processing times for veterans is a priority for the Australian Government. Minister for …

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Nov 14 2015

Lambie Gold Card Bill

Senator Lambie

Senator Jacqui Lambie – Media Statement 11.11.15 Veterans’ Health Gold Card Bill Introduced to Senate by Lambie On Remembrance Day 2015, Independent Senator for Tasmania, Jacqui Lambie tabled in the Australian Senate a private members Bill which broadens the terms of reference of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to ensure that every Australian who has …

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Oct 22 2015

ADF Self Harm Deaths

News-Dr Ben Teoh

This shocking headline shows it’s time to overhaul the system to ensure that returning veterans are given the support and counseling they need. More than 200 military personnel committed self-harm in five years ~~ by: Ian McPhedran national defence writer News Corp Australia, October 17, 2015 Secret internal defence documents obtained by News Corp Australia show …

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