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.
MORE ON THE DVA DIGITAL READINESS BILL
Thanks to the good efforts of DFWA member Peter Thornton, find below a link to the relevant sections of the Senate proceedings from Monday 20 March, of which nearly 2 hours were dedicated to the first reading and statements made by various Senators regarding the Bill.
There were some good speeches delivered with a mix of logic and passion, which gives hope that our democracy may not yet be beyond redemption and that Parliamentary oversight of ADF and Veteran Affairs might once again be at the forefront of policy considerations and determinations !
MORE ON THE PROPOSED NEW MILITARY COMPENSATION SCHEME
On 15 March 2017 the DFWA was asked to appear before the Senate Committee examining the proposed new scheme.. Read the DFWAs Opening Statement and the full Hansard transcript of the Hearing. Further information is at CURRENT ISSUES / MILITARY COMPENSATION.