Category: Announcement

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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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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Help for Homeless Veterans

(From October 2015 Ricochet….) Help for Homeless Veterans… Last Friday (25th September), I received a call from one of the staff at the Keith Payne unit of Greenslopes hospital, asking if we had any emergency accommodation in the near future for a veteran who had just been admitted. After several phone calls, I discovered that …

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Mesothelioma Prognosis Network

The Mesothelioma Prognosis Network has created the most extensive prognosis support and information source online. Countless veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in hundreds of military applications, products, and ships because of its resistance to fire. Your prognosis is the estimated outcome …

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Asbestos Support

Countless veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in hundreds of military applications, products, and ships because of its resistance to fire. Now there is a Public Outreach Department for the Mesothelioma Prognosis Network (MPN) veterans are invited to contact if …

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Replacing Medals

New Policies on Replacing Medals Prior to 2003 lost, stolen or destroyed medals could only be replaced directly to the individual who earned them. ln 2003, this policy was extended, allowing replacement when deceased individuals’ service awards were lost in specified natural disasters. ln December 20th, the Hon Darren Chester MP Parliamentary Secretary to the …

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Less Red Tape

Prime Minister Tony Abbott

. GOVERNMENT CUTS RED TAPE FACING VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES The Government is slashing red tape for veterans and their families, making it easier for them to access services from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA). The Government promised to cut $1 billion of red tape each year and we have now more than doubled …

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Strengthening access to mental health

Tuesday, 1 July 2014                                                            VA041   STRENGTHENING ACCESS TO MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR FORMER ADF MEMBERS AND FAMILIES Today the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator the Hon Michael Ronaldson, announced three major initiatives which expand existing mental health services for veterans and their families.   From today, …

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Tasmania leads the way

Tasmanian Liberal Party Conference Adopts Restoration of DVA Disability Pension Parity Motion Bill Kaine, chairman of the ‘Tasmanian Ex-Service & Service Support Association’ and all others involved in the motion and background material, research and those devoted to securing  justice for DVA Disability rate members and former members of the ADF and their families deserve our unequivocal  wholehearted …

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WARNING! Pernicious Virus!

Pernicious encryption virus

DANGER! DANGER! DANGER! Beware of a new particularly pernicious virus: CryptoLocker   There is currently no antivirus software that can prevent a CryptoLocker infection, neither is there, there’s no clean-up tool as yet. Online attackers are using encryption to lock up our files and demand a ransom — and AV software probably won’t protect you. …

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