Category: DVA News

Jet Fuel Danger

F-111

RAAF personnel who worked with jet fuel suffered damage to cells with unknown long-term consequences, groundbreaking research says By the National Reporting Team’s Dan Oakes Photo: The research reveals Defence personnel who worked with jet fuel could suffer unknown long-term consequences to their health. (ADF) Related Story: F-111 compensation scheme extended Related Story: Department criticised …

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Message for Veterans

Unprecedented attack on disabled veterans pensions continues Presidents, Committee Members, Members and Friends, Your responses to our recent e-mail *Several respondents reprimanded us. They said we were too lenient on the Coalition government. They pointed out that the three nasty bills we warned about are just the start. Other Coalition government attacks, they pointed out, …

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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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Gold Card Specialist fees

From: blueryan@iinet.net.au To: blueryan@iinet.net.au Subject: Gold Card Specialist Fees Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2013 07:49:34 +0800 Hi Guys, In recent times there has been some reports of Specialists not accepting the Gold Card, in the past the TPI Federation has had an input into addressing this issue by providing information to DVA and Government. We …

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Super Payments Changes

Changes to indexation of military superannuation payments   The Minister for Defence Science and Personnel Warren Snowdon and the Minister for Defence Materiel Mike Kelly today announced changes to the way in which military superannuation retirement pay will be indexed for the Defence Forces Retirement Benefits (DFRB) scheme and the Defence Force Retirement and Death …

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Susan Neuhaus

Retired army surgeon Susan Neuhaus

A RETIRED army surgeon has called on the government to fund all the medical costs of Diggers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq, regardless of whether their illnesses stemmed from their deployment. Colonel Susan Neuhaus, who served in Afghanistan, Bougainville and Cambodia, said yesterday the current system was creating “secondary trauma”. The general surgeon and surgical …

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Mental Health Training

Thursday, 3 January 2013, VA001  VETERAN MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING FOR COMMUNITY NURSES —————————————- Investing in the health of more than 325,000 veterans, war widows and widowers, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Warren Snowdon today launched a new online, interactive professional development course for community nurses. Mr Snowdon said finding time to fit professional development into a …

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