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Statement from the Secretary of DVA on the Veterans’ MATES Program

Statement from the Secretary of DVA on the Veterans’ MATES Program

The Department is aware that the withdrawal of Defence and Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Human Research Ethics Committee approval on Monday, 5 February 2024 has increased concerns in the veteran community regarding the Veterans’ MATES Program (MATES), particularly in relation to the sharing of data.

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Humour is the Key

Humour is the Key

While most of Australia returned to work following the ANZAC Day public holiday, seven TSS Cadets and a contingent of TSS staff hopped on a bus and made their way to Clifton for a unique ceremony.

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Cold War Era Conference Set for April in Melbourne

Cold War Era Conference Set for April in Melbourne

Air Force Association members interested in exploring the intricate dynamics of the Cold War and its impact on Australia are invited to attend the “Game Of Dominoes: Australia’s Security And The Cold War 1947-1991” conference in Melbourne.

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MORE NEWS 

ADSO’s Revitalisation and Air Force Association’s Supporting Role

The Alliance of Defence Service Organisations (ADSO) has undergone notable updates to its website and initiatives, aimed at bolstering its presence and advocacy for the protection of Defence Families’ entitlements. Peter McDermott, Vice President of the Air Force...

Statement from the Secretary of DVA on the Veterans’ MATES Program

12 February 2024 The Department is aware that the withdrawal of Defence and Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Human Research Ethics Committee approval on Monday, 5 February 2024 has increased concerns in the veteran community regarding the Veterans’ MATES Program...

AFA To Steer Scootaville Moving Forward

Scootaville, the mini motorbike ride, will become a flagship fundraising event of the Air Force Association. Long-serving RADS Association Secretary/Honorary Treasurer Trevor Benneworth, who has raised an impressive $54,000 for Legacy Australia after successfully...

New business network to boost veteran employment

A new Malinauskas Government program to help employers attract and retain veterans and their partners has been launched, bringing together a dedicated group of South Australian businesses to support the veteran community. The South Australian Veteran Employer...

Discounted holiday accommodation for members

Get ready for a well-deserved break! Did you know that the Gold Coast is home to two fantastic properties offering affordable holidays for those who have served? St George's Defence Holiday Suites Step into a world of beachside relaxation at St George's Defence...

Reminder for Victorian Members — Access Your Veterans Card Benefits

Victorian members are reminded of a valuable resource available — The Veterans Card - Victoria. This initiative, established to honour those who have served in the Australian Defence Force (ADF), offers an array of benefits that you may be entitled to access. The...

Townsville’s Doug Millican Honoured as Australia Day Ambassador

Air Force Association Townsville Branch Vice President Doug Millican has been appointed an Australia Day ambassador. On January 26, he will represent our nation’s spirit in Charters Towers. Australia Day ambassadors, including athletes, scientists, actors and past...

Humour is the Key

By Mr Charles Martin, The Southport School, Gold Coast Old Boy (MAU14) & Mathematics Teacher While most of Australia returned to work following the ANZAC Day public holiday, seven TSS Cadets and a contingent of TSS staff hopped on a bus and made their way to...

Veteran inspires squadron

By Pilot Officer Shanea Zeegers World War 2 Bomber Command veteran, 101-year-old Ray Merrill, recently presented RAAF Base Edinburgh with a special gift. Mr Merrill donated framed photographs, a biography and a signed letter written by General Eisenhower, Supreme...