Veterans' Affairs (part of the Defence Portfolio)
The state forums provide a link for Ex Service Organisations (ESOs) into the Department and are an avenue for Deputy Commissioners to address ESO leaders and to deliver a consistent message to the ex-service community. There is one major forum in each State or Territory. Regional and local level consultation continues to be a part of the consultation arrangements with the ex-service community in each State or Territory. Membership will be drawn from some or all of the following: - Australian Federation of Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Ex-Servicemen and Women (TPI); - Australian Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Veterans Association Inc; - Australian Veterans' and Defence Services Council (AVADSC); - Defence Force Welfare Association (DFWA); - Legacy; - Partners of Veterans' Association (PVA); - Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL); - Vietnam Veterans' Association of Australia (VVAA); - Vietnam Veterans Federation of Australia (VVFA); and - War Widows Guild of Australia. The local Deputy Commissioner chairs the forum and is responsible for appointing members in consultation with the Secretary and the Minister for Veterans' Affairs.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    H. Inter Jurisdictional and International Bodies

  • Established By / Under

    Minister

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Creation Date

    1 July 2009

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