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Tasmania Consultative Forum - Summary 21 September 2011 meeting

Attendees
Name Role
James McDermott Naval Association of Australia
Annette Wyatt Legacy Australia Council Hobart
Roger Valentine Legacy Australia Council Launceston
Marjorie Quinn Australian Veterans and Defence Services Council
Joan Cooper War Widows Guild
Ron Coxon Order of Australia Medal
Apologies
Name Role
Rodney Teague Australian Peacekeeper & Peacemaker Veterans'
Association
Bill Dixon RAAF Association
Wendy James Partners of Veterans Association
Bill Kaine Returned and Services League Tasmania
Peter Mackie Vietnam Peacekeeper and Peacemaker Veterans' Association
Des Berry Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Association

Health, Aged Care, Defence Homes (Services Division)

  • Private and public hospital statistics
  • Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR)
  • Joint eHealth Data and lnfomlation (JeHDI)
  • Veterans' Pharmaceutical Reimbursement Scheme and Veterans MATES website
  • Tenders underway and contracts completed
  • VHC, risk management review completed
  • TBIS live in all states
  • SafeTALK rolled out Australia wide to DVA staff
  • Homelessness Liaison Office for Tasmania - Tammy Love
  • Productivity report - Caring for Older Australians
  • Changes in DSHI premiums and new service offenngs

Compensation, Income Support, Grants (Support Division)

  • Increases in all DVA pensions, including the Service Pension, War Widow Pension and Disability Pension from 20 September 2011
  • POW Recognition supplement for Australian veterans and civilians with eligibility
    commenced on 20 September 2011
  • Carbon price assistance scheme will commence 1 July 2012
  • Grants discussion including Veteran and Community Grants & BEST

Other matters

  • Update on Work Bonus
  • Veterans Health Week activities
  • Presentation by Karen O'Shannessy & Delys Heinrich of the Co-ordinated
    Veterans' Care (CVC) Program
  • Presentation by Helen Manning on the Service Co-ordinator role and new service models
  • NT council 19 February 2012 70th Anniversary Commemorating the Bombing of Darwin
  • Alice Elliott Day Centre - 31 March 2012 closure, options for clients discussed

Action items

  • DCCF survey results
  • Presentation requested on Productivity Commission Aged care report

Next meeting
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 in Hobart

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