A REPORT on advocacy
services for veterans and their families has
identified a number of ways to simplify access
to support and services.
Minister for Veteransí
Affairs Darren Chester said the report of the
Veteransí Advocacy and Support Services Scoping
Study, conducted by Mr Robert Cornall AO, was an
important next step in the ongoing
transformation of services for veterans and
The report, which was
released today, puts forward 12 recommendations
providing a pathway forward on advocacy
services. The Minister is seeking feedback from
the community before acting on any of the
"Mr Cornall identified
a number of ways to make it simpler for veterans
and their families to gain access to the support
and services they deserve, when and where they
need them," Mr Chester said.
recommendations address many of the issues Iíve
been hearing about as Iíve travelled around
Australia meeting with veterans."
build on the excellent work the Advocacy
Training and Development Program has done in
developing the accredited course in Military
Rehabilitation and Compensation Advocacy.
The report, together
with the draft recommendations of the
Productivity Commissionís Inquiry into Veteransí
Compensation and Rehabilitation, provides ideas
to support the improvements already under way in
the Department of Veteransí Affairs.
"No decisions have yet been made
about the recommendations as itís important we
take the time to consult with the veteran
community. We also need to consider the
Productivity Commissionís final report," Mr
"I will continue to host
roundtable discussions around the country and I
encourage everyone with an interest in the
wellbeing of veterans and their families to get
involved and have a say."]
To read the report
and email your feedback and comments
30 April 2019.