In April 2014, DVA participated in the Senior International Forum (SIF) and Ministerial Summit, a forum of veterans’ affairs officials from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. This year the forum was hosted by the United States. The forum aims to address the challenges facing veteran communities and assists Australia to strengthen its provision of quality care and services for veterans.
The forum is supported by a research subcommittee that meets regularly via teleconference to discuss international veterans’ issues and research developments in respective countries. The relationships established between forum members have been enduring and productive.