Category: Drop in centre news

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Credit Where Credit is Due

CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE –7 Successive Prime Ministers and 10 Ministers in the last 15 years!!! When we look at the veteran space as it is today, who is responsible for the disaster that the veterans’ space has become – Suicide, Homelessness, Poverty, Inability to get basic Medical / Psychological Services and Continuity of Care …

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DFWA Qld Exposes Government

Three Veterans on DFRDB/MSBS Invalidity Benefits (CLASS A/B/C) appealed against an Australian Tax Office ruling on the tax rate applicable. At the AAT hearing in June 2018, the ATO case developed a problem and they requested an adjournment to consult. The Judge expressed concern that the ATO might change the law to disadvantage the Veterans. …

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TPI’s Deserve Better

The Australian Federation of Totally and Permanently Incapacitated (TPI) Ex-Servicemen & Women Ltd (Incorporated in the ACT) TPI FEDERATION AUSTRALIA “Disabled in our Service, United in our Cause” MEDIA RELEASE 23 April 2019 TPIs OUTRAGED AT UNFAIR COMPENSATION As Australia moves to commemorate Anzac Day, the Totally and Permanently Incapacitated (TPI) Federation of Australia has …

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An appeal to our military on behalf of the people of the Commonwealth of Australia

AN APPEAL TO OUR BROTHER & SISTER VETERANS, SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND AIRMEN READ , COPY AND SHARE PLEASE ‎By Vic Sturgeon‎ Commonwealth Public Official (CPO) I just sent this to the defence force, let’s see if I get a reply. I am a lawful Sworn in Commonwealth Public Official (CPO) as is the right of …

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Disabled Veterans of Australia Network

“rendering dignity in disability” KICKING THE DIGGER WHEN HE IS DOWN ABBOTT-TURNBULL-MORRISON GOVERNMENTS TREATMENT OF OUR DISABLED WAR VETERANS AND WAR WIDOWS WITHDRAWN . DENIED . CANCELLED . DISCRIMINATED . PAID UNDER THE POVERTY LINE DENIED the Australian Average Wage to our War Disabled Veterans (TPI) unable to continue in employment to provide for themselves …

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PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION REPORT VETERANS SERVICES

General 1. Whilst usefully addressing Veteran issues, important problems receive little attention. he recent Senate Inquiry into Veteran Suicides demonstrated that some might have been avoided if only DVA Delegates had applied the now forgotten, but long-established principles of: enefit of doubt to favour the Veteran, and beneficial interpretation of the law, including SoP’s! 2. …

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Decimal Currency and Metric Measuring

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DO YOU KNOW WHY WE FOUGHT IN VIETNAM? Of course, it’s all about the money, but how many of you know why we really sent our boys off to a war we didn’t want? In 1966 the Australian government, amidst great fanfare and hoopla, changed us over from Pounds Sterling to the Metric currency ($) …

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In memory of Bull Allen

Corporal Leslie ‘Bull’ Allen

 This short film tells the little-known story of Leslie ‘Bull’ Allen, brought up in hardship in Ballarat in regional Victoria, to become a courageous, complex war hero. Corporal Leslie ‘Bull’ Allen was a stretcher bearer in the Australian Army in World War II who showed extraordinary bravery in recovering wounded men during battle. Our micro-documentary …

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The Bastion Case

Many of us veterans have been through the DVA mill and had our cases dismissed because of the evidence given by a group hired by DVA called Writeway Research. This article is inspired by the events that led up to one of our veterans, William Bastion, taking his life. You can read the details here: …

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The Cost of the DVA Pension

The following letter is reproduced with the kind permission of Mr Peter Thornton, Independent Researcher and Commentator. However, while this permission is given, it in no way constitutes an endorsement of RestoreAustralia’s aims. Peter remains staunchly apolitical. The letter is the latest in an exchange of correspondence with the Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, …

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