Category - Defence Force Members

Righting the wrongs: What the new Defence abuse reparation scheme means for survivors

Defence abuse survivors have renewed hope following the Commonwealth Ombudsman’s announcement of a new reparations scheme. For survivors this new, less restrictive scheme represents a second chance at reparations and recognition for abuse suffered while serving their country, and follows the 2016 closure of the Defence Abuse...

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Podcast: Understanding Australia's Complex Military Compensation System Pt.2

Are you an injured Defence veteran?The new Reparations scheme is due to launch in early 2018. Register your details here and we’ll keep you updated. There are currently more than 300,000 injury claims with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs right now. This means thousands of current and former Defence men and women...

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Defence veterans' renewed hope as cash injection follows promise of new claims scheme in 2018

Defence veterans disheartened by the constant struggle that is the military compensation claims process have received a glimmer of hope on two fronts. The Federal Government today committed an extra $31 million to help veterans struggling with mental health issues. This announcement follows that by Defence Minister Marise Payne...

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Podcast: Understanding Australia's Complex Military Compensation System Pt. 1

There are currently more than 300,000 injury claims with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs right now. This means thousands of current and former Defence men and women are still awaiting recognition for injuries sustained while serving their country. But Australia’s military compensation system is complex and full...

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