Defence improves access to support for veterans

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11 August 2017

Minster for Defence Personnel Dan Tehan today launched a website for current and former ADF members that is a central hub of information about free support and services.

Mr Tehan said the Engage ‘Supporting Those Who Serve’ website would help all current and former ADF members, their families and those involved in their support, by providing easily accessible information.

“Engage connects users to free support and services from Government agencies, not-for-profit service providers and charities based on a range of criteria including their needs, geographical location and the support or services required,” Mr Tehan said.

“This website aims to reduce the time and effort involved in searching for information and maximise the support that individuals can access.”

Mr Tehan said Engage was funded as part of the 2016 Defence White Paper under Phase 3 of the Support for Wounded, Injured and Ill Program, a joint Defence and Department of Veterans’ Affairs initiative.

Engage is hosted by the Department of Defence with the data maintained by participating service providers who are registered on the site.

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