DVA e-news – July–August 2022

Welcome to the latest edition of DVA e-news, which includes snapshots of articles that you'll find on the Latest News for Veterans page of the DVA website.  https://mailchi.mp/28b35db72780/dva-e-newsfor-jul-aug2020-218704?e=3224f53190 click the link to read the articles below:


· Release of Royal Commission Interim Report

· Finalists announced for 2022 Prime Minister’s National Veterans’ Employment Awards

· Construction of new Darwin Veterans’ and Families’ Hub underway

· Vale Dr Allan Hawke AC

· Important change to the way you receive some DVA correspondence

· Exercise Pitch Black takes off

· 2022-23 Grants-in-Aid recipients announced

· Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grants recipients announced

Health & wellbeing

· Apply now for funding for Veterans’ Health Week events

· COVID-19 updates for veterans

· New therapy to treat PTSD for veterans

· Veterans with PTSD who take multiple medications could be at risk of adverse health effects

· Provisional Access to Medical Treatment extended for two more years

· More funding for the Psychiatric Assistance Dog Program

· Assistance dogs and public places: be informed

· Reduction of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Safety Net thresholds

· Helping veterans stay healthy at home

· What is the Veterans’ MATES program?


· Female Veterans & Veterans’ Families Policy Forum 

· Support and services for veteran carers through Carer Gateway

· What does coercive control mean?


· Can you access the Veteran Payment?

· WATCH: Mobility, independence and a new lease on life

· Australian War Memorial recognises Indigenous Vietnam veterans

· The ‘POW Requiem’ – their road to freedom

· Defending with Pride exhibition opens

· Stunning photo exhibition examines PTSD like never before

· Beware of scams

· Defence Archives – revamped web page and new form


· Peacekeepers recognised with commemorative service marking 75 years

· Applications for commemorative projects close 11 October 2022

· Vietnam Veterans’ Day – remembering Australia’s service

· Sandakan Memorial Day honoured during Ministerial visit to region

· End of the Second World War with Victory in the Pacific

· Honouring veterans of the Korean War

· Remembering Australian service in the Malayan Emergency and Indonesian Confrontation

ESO News

· Prince’s Trust awards honour entrepreneurship in veterans and Defence families

· Veterans team to compete at the Surf Lifesaving World Championships

· Scootaville Charity Ride