ACU partnered with the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (Veterans’ Affairs), to analyse and interpret data collected through the NSW Government Veterans’ Survey.

The online survey, with just over 2,000 participants, was conducted to help understand the issues facing veterans, future veterans (current serving ADF members) and their families and support staff, to help shape the first NSW Veterans’ Strategy. ACU took an in-depth look at the survey responses to understand the participants’ perspectives on, and experiences with, issues surrounding health and wellbeing, employment, education and recognition.

Delivered to the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (Veterans Affairs) in November 2020, one focus of the report was on the experiences of veterans as they transitioned out of the defence force. The findings highlighted particular barriers or challenges veterans and their families faced during this transition and beyond, and documented suggestions on the types of support they think could be beneficial including access to services, mental and physical health initiatives and formal recognition of service.

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