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Acronyms and abbreviations

A

AAT Administrative Appeals Tribunal

ACD automatic call distribution

ACPMH Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health

ADF Australian Defence Force

AFP Australian Federal Police

ANAO Australian National Audit Office

APS Australian Public Service

APSC Australian Public Service Commission

AWA Australian workplace agreement

B

BEST Building Excellence in Support and Training

C

CDPP Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecution’s

CEIs Chief Executive Instructions

CMVS Choice and Maintainability in Veterans’ Services

CVC Coordinated Veterans’ Care

CWGC Commonwealth War Graves Commission

D

DEEWR Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

DHS Department of Human Services

DIR departmental initiated review

DoFD Department of Finance and Deregulation

DSH Defence Service Homes

DSHIS Defence Service Homes Insurance Scheme

DVA Department of Veterans’ Affairs

E

EDA extreme disablement adjustment

EEGO Energy Efficiency in Government Operations

EMG Executive Management Group

EPBC Act Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

ESO ex-service organisation

F

FESR Far East Strategic Reserve

FMA Act Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997

FOI Act Freedom of Information Act 1982

G

GP general practitioner

I

ICT information and communication technology

IT information technology

J

JeHDI system Joint eHealth Data and Information System

K

KPI key performance indicator

L

LMO local medical officer

M

MCRS Military Compensation and Rehabilitation Service

MHPE Men’s Health Peer Education

MoU Memorandum of Understanding

MP member of parliament

MRCA Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

MRCAETS Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme

MRCC Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission

O

OAWG Office of Australian War Graves

OBAS On Base Advisory Service

P

PAES Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements

PBS Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, Portfolio Budget Statements

PI permanent impairment

PIRs pensioner initiated reviews

PNG Papua New Guinea

POW prisoner of war

PTSD posttraumatic stress disorder

R

R&C Rehabilitation and Compensation

RAAF Royal Australian Air Force

RAN Royal Australian Navy

RAP Rehabilitation Appliances Program

RMA Repatriation Medical Authority

RPBS Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

RSL Returned and Services League

S

SAM single access mechanism

SDA special rate of disability pension

SES Senior Executive Service

SHOAMP Study of Health Outcomes in Aircraft Maintenance Personnel (F-111)

SMRC Specialist Medical Review Council

SMS short message service (text messaging)

SOPs Statements of Principles

SRCA Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988

STS Saluting their Service (grants)

SWIIP Support for Wounded, Injured or Ill Program

T

TIP Training and Information Program

V

VAN Veterans’ Affairs Network/Veterans’ Access Network

VCEB Veterans’ Children Education Board

VCES Veterans’ Children Education Scheme

VEA Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

VHC Veterans’ Home Care

VPRS Veterans’ Pharmaceutical Reimbursement Scheme

VRB Veterans’ Review Board

VVCS Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service

VVFS Vietnam Veterans’ Family Study

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