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“Following a review of the duties of the temporary Deputy Commissioner position in the Northern Territory and extensive consultation with the local veteran community, including the Northern Territory RSL and the Vietnam Veteran community the Government has decided to appoint a permanent Deputy Commissioner.
“I would like to make special mention of Bob Shewring from the Vietnam Veterans Association who was a passionate advocate for the local veteran community on this issue.
“The Deputy Commissioner will operate as an on-site line manager, undertaking representational duties, engaging with the Australian Defence Forces (ADF), local ex-service organisations and undertaking on base presentations for transitioning ADF staff.
The position will also provide a supervisory role to DVA staff in the Darwin office.
The Vietnam Veterans’ Family Study compared the physical, mental and social wellbeing of two groups of Australian veterans: 10,000 randomly selected Army Vietnam veterans and their families with 10,000 randomly selected Defence personnel who served in the Army during the Vietnam War era but did not deploy to Vietnam and their families.“The Deputy Commissioner and staff provide face-to-face services through a Veterans’ Access Network (VAN) shopfront in Darwin and information services are also available through an arrangement with the Department of Human Services in Alice Springs.” The Deputy Commissioner role will be advertised in early 2017.Minister for Veterans' Affairs Opening of Capricorn Veterans’ and Families Support Centre 15 Dec 16 (13 Dec 16) Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan said the Capricorn Veterans’ and Families Support Centre in Yeppoon would bring together support services under one roof to benefit the local veteran community.“Defence and DVA are working closely together on a broad range of issues, and the transition period is a key focus of the increased collaboration.“Transition management is a priority issue for the Prime Ministerial Advisory Council on Veterans’ Mental Health and the Government will ensure that no ADF personnel are discharged without all their necessary documentation.
"Christmas is a time when we especially recognise the sacrifices made by the men and women of the ADF, as well as their family and friends who support them," VADM Johnston said.