Veterans' Affairs (part of the Defence Portfolio)
The Younger Veterans - Contemporary Needs Forum (YVF) is intended to: - assist in identifying priority emerging issues for veterans across the age and conflict spectrum particularly in the areas of mental and social health; - assist in identifying emerging issues for veteran's families and support networks; - identify and analyse trends across veteran cohorts and geography and raise awareness of these increasing and common issues with subject-matter experts from the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) and other state or Commonwealth government departments and agencies as appropriate; - assist in identifying opportunities for increased engagement with younger veterans who are geographically dislocated or not affiliated with ex-service organisations, through the appropriate media and internet technology; - enhance ex-service community's understanding of DVA's service delivery performance through information sharing and improved communication between DVA and the ex-service community; and - identify and provide recommendations for improvements in DVA's operational policy to promote quality and accountability in service delivery.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation

  • Established By / Under

    Principal Body / Management Board / Senior Executive Officer

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Creation Date

    1 January 2014

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