Welcome to DFWA

Welcome to the
Defence Force Welfare Association (DFWA)

OUR PURPOSE

We exist simply to foster the best interests and welfare of all members of the Australian Defence Force and their families in any matter likely to affect them during or after their period of service.

Read more about us at ABOUT / BACKGROUND

We are also a member of the Alliance of Defence Service Organisations (ADSO), which comprises many of Australia's major military ex service organisations (ESO). The Alliance represents a significant number of members of Australia's Defence Family on national advocacy and representative matters to the Australian Parliament and all political parties. Its aim is to promote and protect the conditions and well-being of the Defence Family that embraces over three million people.

HOT NEWS

GOVERNMENT RESPONDS TO 2017 Submission on Reduction of DFRDB Benefits. 

On 16 February 2017 Herb Ellercock made a detail submission to expose a gross reduction and denial of recipient benefits in the Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits (DFRDB) scheme. Some aspects apply equally to recipients in the Defence Force Retirement Benefits (DFRB) scheme.  Read his detailed submission here.  A response from Government has now been received.and does nothing to suggest the Government will re-visit the issue and no reference is made to updating the long out of date life tables. 

TRIBUNAL SITS TO CONSIDER THE ADF WAGE CASE

On 16 August 2017 the Defence Force Remunaration Tribunal sat to consider the ADF wage case, including the DFWA submission made on the matter.  Read more, including the DFWA submission, at Current Issues / WRA.

DFWA’s LEADERSHIP BATON TO CHANGE HANDS

The Defence Force Welfare Association (DFWA) wishes to announce with sad regret that, after more than 10 years of distinguished and success-laden service as its National President, Colonel David Jamison AM (Retd) has elected to step down from his leadership position with effect Monday 14 August 2017. David can be rightfully proud of his tenure.  A media release is available in our Media area, and a statement from the Minister read to the Senare is here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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