Compensation and Rehabilitation for Veterans

Volunteering Australia has provided a submission on Compensation and Rehabilitation for Veterans. The submission calls for the Productivity Commission to consider the important role that volunteers play in the rehabilitation of ex-service personnel, as well as provide adequate funding for advocates and community visitors so they can continue providing vital programs, supports and services.

Recommendations:

  • Streamline information and processes to make things easier for volunteers
  • Recognition of the social capital benefits of volunteer engagement in veterans’ affairs
  • Consider the important role volunteers play in the rehabilitation of ex-service personnel, including clear articulation in legislative framework
  • Ensure adequate funding to support volunteers such as advocates and community visitors, as well as so they can access training and other resources

Read Volunteering Australia’s submission.