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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: Special reports on the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards, the Veteran’s Recognition Package, the Secretary’s plans for 2019, new council for women and families, articles on ageing well, expanding online services for veterans and their families and the refurbishment of the Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre.
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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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