Category: Veteran’s Affairs

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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Apr 18 2017

The ANZAC Legacy

HOW THE ANZACS DESTROYED THE OTTOMAN CALIPHATE All Australians know about our ANZACS. But very few know that the ANZAC’S caused the collapse of the Ottoman Empire; the same Ottoman Empire that islam is trying to revive today. Ottoman Empire History Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi , the leader of ISIS, styled himself after the first caliph, …

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Jan 12 2017

The RSL must embrace change or die

Once Australia’s premier veterans’ advocacy organisation, the Returned and Services League is in rapid if not terminal decline. Its leadership is failing the broad membership, which continues to provide support at local sub-branch level. The RSL national leadership has failed the challenge of the 21st century as sub-branches close, local leadership ages and resists change. …

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Jan 12 2017

DFWA Statement – War Widows / Asset Testing

Richard Usher, President, Defence Force Welfare Association (WA Branch) Inc You may have read reports in the media about some widows claiming to have lost their War Widows pension because of recent changes to the assets test. Those reports are inaccurate. The facts are that the War Widows pension is not means tested and is …

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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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Jul 25 2016

Butterworth Service

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Service at Butterworth Air Base 1970 – 1989 in Context [ Thanks to Ken (Swampy) Marsh for this enlightening article first published here: http://kenswampymarsh1.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/service-at-butterworth-air-base-1970.html ] Prepared in Support of the RCB Claim for Recognition of Service Introduction In many ways Butterworth in the 1970s and 80s was an ideal posting. It offered air force families …

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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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Feb 23 2016

DVA in Crisis?

”… Veterans’ Affairs has big problems with its culture, leadership and equipment, affecting the health and welfare of its clients, veterans and their families. As a result, Australia’s military veterans are getting sub-standard health and welfare services by a Veterans’ Affairs Department that is financially unsustainable, disjointed and slow”. ~~ Canberra Times. DVA has BIG …

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