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Veterans

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Returned servicemen
Ex-military services
Veteran community
War veterans
NARROWER TERMS
Report

Effectiveness of the planning and management of Veteran Centric Reforms

The objective of the audit was to examine the effectiveness of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs' (DVA's) planning and management of the Veteran Centric Reform (VCR) program.
Report

National suicide monitoring of serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel: 2020 update

The information in this report is based on fact of death information from the National Death Index (NDI), cause of death information from the National Mortality Database (NMD) and Defence Suicide Database (DSD), as well as information on personnel in the three ADF service status...
Strategy

Veteran mental health and wellbeing strategy and national action plan 2020-2023

While mental health services have been evolving, veterans have also been changing. The duration and nature of recent and current military conflicts has materially changed the mental health profile of modern veterans. Veterans, current serving members, service providers and ex-service organisation (ESOs) all collaborated on...
Report

The voices of central Bougainville’s unheard veterans

Nearly two decades since the Bougainville Peace Agreement ended almost a decade of violent conflict, there has been significant progress towards peace. But legacies of the conflict still present challenges for former combatants and the communities they live in.
Strategy

Veterans and families strategy

Incorporating the five themes of recognition, understanding, support, participation and commemoration, this strategy aims to guide the development and implementation of policies and initiatives to promote the wellbeing of Western Australia's veterans.
Report

A better way to support veterans: inquiry report

This report sets out the Commission's findings and recommendations on a better way to support veterans. The key message of this report is that despite recent improvements to the system, the current veterans' compensation and rehabilitation system requires fundamental reform.
Policy report

Our plan to respect and support veterans and their families

National Party policy document outlining their plans for supporting Australian veterans and their families.
Draft report

A better way to support veterans: draft report

The key message of this draft report is that the current veterans’ compensation and rehabilitation system is not ‘fit-for-purpose’ – it requires fundamental reform. The system is out-of-date and is not working in the interest of veterans and their families or the Australian community.
Report

A profile of Australia's veterans 2018

Veterans of the Australian Defence Force are an important group of people for health and welfare monitoring. This report presents an overview of what is known about the health and welfare of Australian veterans, identifies key data gaps and looks at what could be done...
Report

Family wellbeing study

The Family Wellbeing Study focuses on how families are faring at two of the major stages of a military career: during service, and in the first years after the transition to civilian life. An additional focus is how differing types of family members are faring.