Does the ADA represent the interests of war veterans, ADF retirees or their dependants?

No — this is not part of our public-interest watchdog role for national security issues although we help where we can. 

We are not an ex-Service organisation (ESO).

Nor are we charged, resourced or staffed to assist with individual claims by war veterans or former ADF members.

We therefore leave such representational and welfare matters up to the appropriate specialist organisation.

Such as the Returned and Services League (RSL), the Defence Force Welfare Association (DFWA), the Federation of Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Servicemen and Women (TPI), the various Vietnam veterans organisations or Legacy.

However where we can, especially if it concerns a general veterans welfare issue that has has recruiting or retention ramifications for the current and future defence force, we try to assist relevant ESO in their public advocacy efforts.

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