From the Editor

Welcome to this bumper edition of the new-look Vetaffairs.

Apart from modernising the design of the newspaper, we’ve made the text a little larger and we’re including more stories about veterans. We will continue of course to provide news about DVA’s programs and initiatives.

We are keen to hear from any veteran or family member with a good story for Vetaffairs. This newspaper is as much yours as it is the Department’s.


If you want even more up to date news from DVA, go to the newly created Newsroom on the redeveloped DVA website.

You can also follow us on our various social media channels.

Vetaffairs online

We will continue to mail you a printed version of each edition of Vetaffairs unless you tell us not to. However, if you’re just as happy to receive emails that link to the online version, please let us know.

You can also subscribe to the more frequently published electronic newsletter: e-news. Email us at Vetaffairs [at] or write to us at GPO Box 9998 Brisbane QLD 4001 and tell us which applies to you.

Vetaffairs for the vision-impaired

An audio recording of each issue is available online and on CD. The CD version has individualised tracks, making it easier to select stories you wish to listen to.

Visit the website or email us saying you wish to receive a CD instead of a hard copy.

Conan Elphicke, Vetaffairs editor