Vetaffairs — Vol 39 No.1 April 2023
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The content below is largely identical to that in the versions above. However, some articles are longer.
- New Secretary begins at DVA
- Veterans’ Legislation Reform Consultation Pathway takes shape
- News from the Department
- News from the Minister
- News from the Assistant Minister
- Letter to the editor
- Royal Commission update
- Veterans’ and Families’ Hub expansion
- Indexation and allowances rise
- Reporting the death of a veteran or DVA client
- Supporting veterans to downsize their homes
- Where homeless veterans can find support
- Veterans' Homelessness Toolkit
- Do you provide care or support to a veteran?
Health and Wellbeing
- No changes to fully funded mental health treatment for veterans
- Activities pick up for Kookaburra Kids Defence Kids program
- First-ever Australian Veterans’ Brain Bank announced in NSW
- Ask your GP to check you for aortic stenosis
- Care coordination for veterans with chronic conditions
- Veterans in Adelaide go around the buoy
- For Each a Road exhibition
- Sleep – we can’t function without it
- Free 12-month health and fitness program from the Heart Health Program
- Anzac Field of Remembrance – the symbol of self-sacrifice
- AWWQ’s Maureen Rush awarded Order of Australia Medal
- Changes at the helm of Australian War Widows Inc
- RSL Australia’s limited edition Anzac biscuit tins at a store near you
- VESPA parabiathlon – helping veterans find purpose through sport
- Victoria Police veterans honoured for their service as Nashos
- Land Rover charity expedition
- Brothers in arms
- The Maryborough Military and Colonial museum
- Continuing to Serve – APS Veteran Employment Pathway pilot completed
- Support for Employment program continues to help veterans with careers
- DVA and Defence engagement
- Operation Digger – archaeology and veteran wellbeing
- While I can, I must
- A portrait of multi-generational service
- Commemorating Anzac Day 2023
- New commemorative resources available for Anzac Day
- A guide for entering the Anzac Day Schools’ Awards
- $3.5 million available to commemorate veterans' service
- 50th anniversary of the end of Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War
- Commemorative medallion and certificate of recognition
- Veteran arranges service to remember Korean War
- Bombing of Darwin Day
- Kapyong Day honours the service of Korean War veterans
- Bomber Command Commemoration at the Australian War Memorial
Australian War Memorial
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs respects and gives thanks to all who have served in our Defence Force, and the families who support them.