Operational Working Party
This forum is intended to:
- enhance the ex-service community’s understanding of DVA’s service delivery performance through information sharing and improved communication between DVA and the ex-service community
- be a forum for ex-service organisations to discuss concerns arising from the delivery of DVA services
- identify and provide recommendations for improvements in operational policy to promote quality and accountability in service delivery.
Membership comprises representatives from the following organisations
|Department of Veterans' Affairs – Chair
||Ms Vicki Rundle PSM, Deputy Secretary Veterans & Families Services
|Department of Veterans' Affairs – Deputy Chair
||Ms Natasha Cole, First Assistant Secretary, Clients’ Benefits Division
|Air Force Association
||Mr Graeme Bland
|Australian Peacekeeper and Peacemaker Veterans' Association
||Mr Allan Thomas OAM
|Australian Special Air Service Association
||Mr John Burrows
|Australian Veterans Alliance
||Mr John McNeill
|Defence Force Welfare Association
||Mr Kerry Mellor
|Legacy Australia Inc
||Mr Robert Connor
|Naval Association of Australia
||Mr Ray Kemp OAM
|Partners of Veterans Association
||Ms Rona Lunney
|Returned and Services League of Australia
||Mr John King
|Royal Australian Regiment Association
||Mr Clem Russell OAM
|TPI Federation Australia
||Ms Pat McCabe OAM
|Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia
||Mr Max Ball
|Vietnam Veterans' Federation of Australia
||Mr William Roberts OAM
|Australian War Widows Inc.
||Ms Rhondda Vanzella OAM
Departmental representation will be available as appropriate. The forum has the flexibility to invite additional participants relevant to the areas of focus or specific agenda items (including service specific and non-ESO aligned).
The OWP meets three times per year.
Meeting minutes of each OWP meeting are available via the following links:
See the Terms of Referance.
Contact the owp.secretariat [at] dva.gov.au (Secretariat of the OWP).