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Vetaffairs is distributed to about 220,000 members of the veteran and ex-service community and has been mailed out to clients since 1998. It includes articles about government policies, programs and initiatives, with a strong emphasis on mental and physical health and wellbeing.

To subscribe to an electronic version of Vetaffairs, or a CD of the audio version, email

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Vetaffairs editions

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    Overview: Centenary of the First World War Armistice; planned Australian Defence Veterans’ Covenant, Veteran Card and Lapel Pin; Veterans’ Employment Commitment; Invictus Games Sydney 2018 and DVA’s tie-in forums; Australian War Memorial’s redevelopment; Secretary’s 2018 reflections; Annual Ministerial Statement on Veterans and their Families; 2018 Client Satisfaction Survey; and update on transformation.
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    Overview: Four-page lift-out on the Invictus Games Sydney 2018; preview of events marking the Centenary of the First World War Armistice; A new name for VVCS: Open Arms; Sharing the news about DVA in Iraq; Events to honour women unite defence community; Call for entries for expanded Veterans’ Employment Awards; Mental health pilot trials digital coaching app; PJ ‘Banjo’ Paterson’s farewell to the fallen.
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    Overview: The 2018-19 Budget plus the Veteran Payment, White Card on Transition and Provisional Access to Medical Treatment Trial; an interview with Invictus Games athlete Ben Farinazzo; the move to myGov; Rave reviews for the Sir John Monash Centre; Purpose-raised puppies key to assistance dogs trial; new DVA Secretary Liz Cosson in profile.
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    Overview: Ironside Recruitment’s Glen Ferrarotto on the power of the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards; the first Vetaffairs column from Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester; the NSW War Widows’ Guild initiative Honouring Women United by Defence Service; and ACT Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Iraq veteran Jeremy Hanson on his post-transition mental health struggle.
  • Overview: The By the Left campaign to raise awareness of women veterans; MyService update; war widows discuss issues around service-related suicide; bookings open for the Sir John Monash Centre; the reunion of two friends who had not seen each other since the Battle of El Alamein; and 2018 Young Queenslander of the Year Phillip Thompson on the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards
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    Overview: MyService web application fast-tracks claims process; Working with veterans to transform DVA; First Annual Ministerial Statement on Veterans and their Families; Invictus Games; Veterans' Health Week; Florence Violet McKenzie and the Women's Emergency Signalling Corps
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    Overview: How the budget affects the veteran community
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    Overview: Fall of Singapore remembered; Digital Readiness Bill passed; commemorations in 2017; pensions and allowances rise …
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    Overview: A very connected Veterans’ Health Week
  • Overview: Australians reunited: 33 Australians return home
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    Overview: When people leave the military they can often feel that the skills they have learnt...
  • Overview: This year's Veterans' Health Week was the biggest ever …
  • Overview: The Gallipoli Symphony's premiere performance...
  • Overview: 100 years on ANZACs remembered at Gallipoli...
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    Overview: Gallipoli Centenary approaches As Australians across the country prepare to attend Anzac Day commemorations next month....
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    Overview: Albany Convoy Commemorative Event remembers our Anzacs...
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    Overview: PMAC meets to discuss veteran mental health; New initiative links injured vets to employment; Upcoming commemorative missions...
  • Overview: 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings and Normandy Campaign; Strengthening access to mental health support; Increased access to VVCS...
  • Overview: Next steps for Gallipoli 2015; How to come prepared for overseas Anzac Day services; Consultation around the future of DVA shopfront services...
  • Overview: Centenary commemorations 2014-2018; Anzac Day Gallipoli 2015 ballot now open; Vetaffairs survey...
  • Overview: New Minister for Veterans' Affairs; Gallipoli ballot opening soon; 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice...
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    Overview: Second World War veterans honoured 70 years on; Federal Budget focuses on strengthening Mental Health support for veterans; more..
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    Overview: Vetaffairs is distributed to more than 250,000 members of the veteran and defence force community. It provides regular, up-to-date information of interest to the veteran community, including important information about government policies, programs and initiatives.
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