Home' Vetaffairs : Vetaffairs - Autumn 2017 v2 Contents 12 — Vetaffairs Autumn 2017
DVA provides a range of education support services and financial
provisions for children of eligible veterans.
You may not be aware that the services apply to grandchildren or
step-children who are substantially dependent on the veteran.
Recent changes in legislation have extended eligibility to
apprentices and trainees, as they are usually expected to attend an
educational institution in addition to their on-the-job training.
guidance and counselling
rent assistance (secondary or tertiary students 16 years or older)
fares allowances (tertiary students)
scholarships (tertiary students).
An eligible veteran is one who is:
in receipt of the totally and permanently incapacitated rate under
the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA)
in receipt of the blinded rate under the VEA
in receipt of the Extreme Disablement Adjustment rate under the
assessed at 80 or more impairment points under the Military Reha-
bilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA)
assessed as eligible for the Special Rate Disability Pension under
If a deceased veteran met any of the above criteria, their children
are also eligible.
DVA’s education services are provided by the Department’s
Veterans’ Children Education Scheme (VCES) and the Military
Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training
Further information can be found on the DVA website (www.dva.
gov.au) by entering ‘VCES’ or ‘MRCAETS’ in the search window.
See also the Education Schemes factsheet MRC47 (also on the DVA
For all enquiries relating to the Education Schemes, please phone
133 254 and ask to speak to an Education Schemes staff member.
After your home, your vehicle is likely to be your most im-
portant asset. It is also one of the most common reasons for
insurance claims. Even minor accidents can lead to claims for
vehicle repairs and medical costs adding up to thousands of
dollars. When combined with the ever-present risks of theft,
accidental damage and vandalism, insurance of your vehicle
is essential for peace of mind.
When purchasing your QBE motor vehicle insurance through
Defence Services Homes Insurance (DSHI), you’ll receive
competitive premiums for a service you can trust. Better still,
if you already have another QBE policy arranged through
DSHI, you will receive a further discount* (conditions apply).
There are expanded benefits for both third-party property
and comprehensive policies. If you insure your brand new
car within two years of purchase and it is written off with-
in the first four years of purchase or 100,000 kilometres
(whichever comes first), your car will be replaced with a new
one (conditions apply).
Our motor insurance is designed with our number-one cus-
tomers in mind: Australian Defence Force members, veterans
and their families.
We understand that your job may require you to be de-
ployed overseas for an extended period. As a DSHI custom-
er you will receive an additional discount on your premium
for the duration of any deployment, provided that your
vehicle is not used and is housed in a secure location while
you are away.
We know how inconvenient it is to be left without a car.
Have peace of mind knowing that if something happened
to your motor vehicle, you would be back on the road
as soon as possible. All authorised repairs come with a
lifetime repair guarantee, ensuring the highest standard of
quality is delivered.
Key benefits of insuring your vehicle through DSHI include:
a faultless no claim bonus
legal liability for third-party property damage up to
Visit the DSHI website (www.dsh.gov.au) to obtain a quote
or call DSHI on 1300 552 622.
Your motor insurance in the headlights
Terms, conditions and acceptance criteria apply. Cover
limits apply as set out in the policy wording. Before making a
decision about your insurance needs, please refer to the Product
Disclosure Statement available at www.dsh.gov.au/insurance
issued by QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited ABN 78 003 191
035 AFS Licence 239545. Defence Service Homes Insurance ABN
97191187638 AR No. 269008 is an authorised representative of
*A Multi-policy discount is available on your new motor policy
purchased on referral from DSHI, when you hold an existing
QBE policy arranged through DSHI.
New South Wales and the Great War
by Naomi Parry and Brad Manera
New South Wales and the Great War honours the sacrifice, service, dedication and patriotism
of those servicemen and women who left our shores. We learn about the establishment
of the Australian Red Cross and the Returned Soldiers Kiosk in Central Park (which then
became the Returned Services League) and the contributions from local industry.
This is a book that every NSW household should own, and an opportunity to pass on
the state’s history to current generations, and many more to come.
All proceeds from book sales go to the Anzac Memorial in support of new interpretive
and education programs, heritage conservation and the management of the Memorial’s
collection of military artefacts.
New South Wales and The Great War retails for $35 and can be purchased from the State
Library shop or online by visiting the State Library of NSW Shop (shop.sl.nsw.gov.au).
Ten or more books can be purchased for $25 per book (plus P&H). Please contact the
NSW Government’s office of Veterans’ Affairs on (02) 9228 4952 for further information.
Survival of a Bomber Command Pilot
by D Meredith McFadden
Bill McFadden, aged 20, enlisted as an airman in the RAAF. He trained as a pilot in Canada
where he gained his wings.
The book follows his exploits in Bomber Command on many dangerous night bomb-
ing raids in Europe and the Middle East. On one night raid out of Malta, his torpedo sank
an enemy vessel for which he was awarded an immediate Distinguished Flying Medal.
Bill took part in many more operations, and was twice badly wounded. However, he
survived to end the war as a wing commander and liaison officer to Flying Training and
Available from www.mcfadden-buttrey.com for $20.
Enquiries can also be made to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like your book featured in off the shelf, send us a summary of the book
(maximum 150 words). There is no need to send a copy of the book or an extract. Photos
and book covers will not be featured. We can only publish a few of the notices sent to us.
Email email@example.com or write to GPO Box 9998, ACT 2601.
FOR VETERANS AND
1300 552 662
Links Archive Vetaffairs Summer 2016 Vetaffairs - Winter 2017 Navigation Previous Page Next Page