Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA

Website Notifications

Get notifications in real-time for staying up to date with content that matters to you.

DVA releases advocacy discussion paper

adf navy uniform

The Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking submissions from the public to inform a major study aimed at improving advocacy services for veterans and their families.

The Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking submissions from the public to inform a major study aimed at improving advocacy services for veterans and their families.

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester said the independent study being led by Robert Cornall AO will aim to provide nationally consistent service where the support for veterans is at least equal to those provided in comparable sectors.

Advertisement
Advertisement

"Currently, the majority of advocacy services to veterans are delivered by ex-service organisations and their volunteers," Minister Chester said.

"This study will help inform how we can provide a sustainable service in the future and set the quality standards for advocacy services to veterans and their families in accessing their entitlements."

The study is also seeking the views of relevant policy and other stakeholders in Australia, including the Veterans’ Review Board, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, and representatives from the legal, community, health and disability sectors. The study will also consider comparable overseas advocacy services for veterans.

A series of public consultations will be undertaken with dates and locations to be announced soon.

Veterans, ex-service and defence communities, younger veterans, female veterans and their families are all encouraged to make submissions. To read the discussion paper, click here.

PROMOTED CONTENT

 

DVA releases advocacy discussion paper
ADF-Navy-uniform.jpg
lawyersweekly logo

The inaugural Defence Connect AIC Summit will place you with key decision-makers and stakeholders within the defence industry to discuss the government’s intention to improve AIC and increase the nation’s sovereign production, defence capability and resilience. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this event, register for free today to attend the live stream on 22 October. Register your interest to attend, visit: www.defenceconnect.com.au/aic-summit

more from defence connect

Sep 23 2021
HMAS Gascoyne deploys on live mine disposal ops
The Royal Australian Navy's Huon Class minehunter coastal HMAS Gascoyne is conducting a live mine disposal activity on its latest...
nuclear engineering program
Sep 23 2021
$1m donation expands Australia’s only nuclear engineering program
The Sir William Tyree Foundation has made a $1 million donation to support UNSW’s expanding nuclear engineering program and fost...
Sep 23 2021
PODCAST: Unpacking AUKUS — Australia’s nuclear submarine deal
In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, editor of Defence Connect Liam Garman and news editor Charbel Kadib join host Phil...