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Tasmania Consultative Forum - Summary 16 November 2011 meeting

Name Role
James McDermott Naval Association of Australia
Annette Wyatt Legacy Australia Council Hobart
John Wright Vietnam Veterans’ Association of Australia
Marjorie Quinn Australian Veterans and Defence Services Council
Joan Cooper War Widows Guild
Des Berry Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Association
Chris Munday (proxy) Returned and Services League Tasmania
Name Role
Bill Kaine Returned and Services League Tasmania
Rodney Teague

Australian Peacekeeper & Peacemaker Veterans’ Association

Bill Dixon RAAF Association
Wendy James Partners of Veterans Association
Peter Mackie

Vietnam Peacekeeper and Peacemaker Veterans’ Association

Roger Valentine Legacy Australia Council Launceston

Matters Discussed

Health, Aged Care, Defence Homes (Services Division)

Following issues discussed

  • Veterans at Risk - progress on recommendations
  • Veterans Home Care (VHC) tender complete, no impact on Tasmanian veterans
  • DUNT suicide study
  • Veteran Mental Health (VMH) education training package for Community Nurses
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing after Military Service booklet to be distributed
  • RAP procurement – prioritisation of procurement
  • HomeFront tender nearing completion
  • TBIS trialling veteran direct transport bookings
  • BCWD tender under evaluation
  • Private and public hospital statistics
  • Coordinated Veteran Care (CVC) program take up rates
  • Exercise & Sports Science Australia regarding Exercise Physiology
  • Telehealth suitability for remote veterans in TAS
  • Essential Medical Equipment Payments wef July 2012
  • Review of the D800 transport claim form
  • On Base Advisory Service (OBAS) training
  • DSHI premium changes and services

Compensation, Income Support, Grants (Support Division)

Following issues discussed

  • MRCA review progression
  • Review of Student Income Support Reforms
  • TIP & BEST review

Other matters

  • Results of Consultative Forum surveys
  • Veterans Health Week results
  • Presentation by Mark Travers: Caring for Older Australians Productivity Commission Report
  • Annual report overview
  • CMVH Think Tank overview
  • Invitation to attend DVA Research Seminars

Next meeting: Wednesday, 7 March 2012 in Hobart

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