Commonwealth, State and Territory Committee

Veterans' Affairs (part of the Defence Portfolio)
The Commonwealth, State and Territory Committee (CSTC) is a subordinate committee of the Veterans Ministerial Council (VMC) intended to address issues of strategic and operational importance to the ex-service and defence communities across federal, state and territory jurisdictions, including: • acting as the main forum for dialogue between the Commonwealth Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) and the state and territory government agencies responsible for veterans matters; • providing advice on how differing levels of government can better facilitate a common approach to veteran and ex-service issues; • providing a mechanism to disseminate information about DVA and state and territory initiatives; • providing regular consultation and discussion about emerging issues affecting veterans and their families, such as veteran homelessness, transition from the ADF to civilian life, suicide prevention, incarceration and healthy ageing; • enhancing the state and territory governments’ understanding of DVA’s service delivery programs and, where appropriate, identifying opportunities where the state and territory governments may become involved; • identifying recommended topics of discussion for the VMC; and • being a forum for continuing discussions on matters arising from the VMC.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    H. Ministerial Councils and related bodies

  • Established By / Under

    Agreement / Treaty / Council Order

  • Established By/Under More info

    Initially created as a sub-committee of the Anzac Centenary Advisory Board

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    D. Other governance relationship

  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    21 Genge Street
    Civic ACT 2601

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