Meeting Summary May 2017

Last updated: 
3 February 2020

Deputy Commissioners Consultative Forum

Meeting attended by:

  • Defence Reserves Association (WA Branch) Inc
  • Defence Force Welfare Association
  • Perth Legacy
  • Legacy WA
  • Legacy WA
  • Vietnam Veterans’ Association of Australia
  • Australian Special Air Service Association (WA Branch)
  • War Widows’ Guild of Australia
  • FESR Navy Association
  • Naval Association of Australia
  • Western Australian Branch of the Partners of Veterans Association of Australia Inc.  - WAPVA
  • Returned and Service League
  • War Widows’ Guild of Australia
  • Naval Association of Australia
  • The Partners of Veterans Association of Western Australia Inc. - PVAWA

The 2017 Budget.

The Budget papers were distributed to the group and the national budget presentation was delivered by the Deputy Commissioner. It was well received by the group with a lively discussion and questions.

Other Business

Veteran Centric reform

A query about the estimated arrival of the single platform implementation. A discussion about the Veteran Centric Reform and MyService ensued.


There was concern about eligibility for BEST funding and VITA coverage when TIP expires. All queries will be answered in full in the ATDP roadshow and the National Conference in two weeks.

Home care fact sheet

Included in minutes in response to a request from several ESOs.

Veterans Employments Assistance Initiative.

There seems to have been no movement or communication since the November meeting. There is a state government meeting in May with the Commonwealth State Committee to discuss an industry-led initiative.

Next Meeting – 5th September 2017.