Get out your kitchen utensils and put on your best apron as Veterans’ Health Week 2022 kicks off for 2022.  With this year’s theme focusing on “Eat Well”, Veterans’ Health Week is an opportunity for ex-service organisations and community groups around the nation to host events to promote healthy eating habits and improve people’s knowledge […]

8 September 2022 This edition features articles on subjects including: Release of Royal Commission Interim Report Finalists announced for Prime Minister’s National Veterans’ Employment Awards Construction of new Darwin Veterans’ and Families’ Hub underway Peacekeepers recognised with commemorative service marking 75 years New DVA TV videos. You can subscribe to DVA e-news anytime on the e-news subscription site.

Construction has commenced on a permanent home for the Darwin Veterans’ and Families’ Hub to help support the 10,000 veterans and families in the Northern Territory. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Matt Keogh said the Australian Government’s $5 million commitment to building the centre will go a long way to support both current and former serving […]

The Australian Government has today committed $55 million to better support the wellbeing of Australian Veterans. This commitment consists of $22 million in funding to provide psychiatric assistance dogs to veterans living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and $33 million to extend access to free medical treatment for veterans. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Matt Keogh […]

The Government has today committed to ensuring veterans and veteran families have theservices they deserve, committing an additional $70.6 million in funding over four years toincrease Veterans’ Home Care fees for domestic assistance and personal care services. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Matt Keogh said this funding will help to ensure importantdomestic assistance and personal care […]

The Hon Stephen Jones MP – Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Financial Services and The Hon Matt Keogh MP – Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister for Defence Personnel The Albanese Government is introducing legislation to ensure that no veteran pays higher income tax because of the Federal Court decision in Commissioner of Taxation v Douglas […]

A key report into the Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ (DVA) claims processing system has today been made public. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Matt Keogh said the report found 37 initiatives which would improve the department’s processes, reducing the wait times for veterans and their families. “We must reduce this claims backlog. It simply isn’t good […]

Dear all, I hope this email finds you well. RSL Queensland and Legacy Brisbane wanted to connect with you all regarding an update on the recent DVA South East Queensland Veteran Wellbeing Centre submission. As discussed with you at the last ESO Forum, RSL Queensland, Mates4Mates and Legacy Brisbane made a joint submission under a […]

Welcome to the latest edition of e-news, which includes snapshots of articles that you’ll find on the Latest News for Veterans page on the DVA website. News Australians gather around the the world for Anzac Day First ‘DVA Services’ videos launched The latest edition of Vetaffairs is out now Health & wellbeing Free mental health care […]

The independent Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal will re-examine the issue of medallic recognition for Australians who served with Rifle Company Butterworth in Malaysia between 1970 and 1989. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Andrew Gee said the Government had listened to the concerns raised by many veterans who had served on Rifle […]