Category: Veteran’s Affairs

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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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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DFRB News

By: Graham Anderson OAM JP, National Secretary, Vietnam Veterans’ Association of Australia Inc Sign the Petition….click here We have the opportunity to have some questions raised on DFRB/DFRDB during a Senate Committee meeting in early February but the lack of support we have received for our Change.Org petition is most disappointing.  We started the petition on …

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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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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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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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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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