Transforming Vetaffairs

Vetaffairs is the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) newspaper, which is distributed quarterly to about 220,000 members of the veteran and ex-service communities.

It includes articles for the ex-service community, on government policies, programs and initiatives, with a strong emphasis on mental and physical health and wellbeing. The newspaper is available in print and online, although it is primarily accessed in print.

DVA is interested in how to make Vetaffairs more useful and relevant to the transitioning and contemporary ex-service communities. DVA would like to hear feedback from anyone who would like to participate, whether you read the current newspaper or have never heard of Vetaffairs previously.

DVA wishes to discover what current readers enjoy about the newspaper, and where changes could be made. DVA is aware that readers may rely on certain sections of the newspaper, and would like to ensure that any changes made to the newspaper will not remove any features that current readers enjoy and rely upon.

Additionally, DVA is interested in the views of those who do not currently read Vetaffairs. This will give DVA an understanding of the interests of the potential readership and how DVA can adjust the newspaper in order to be more useful and appeal to these groups.

DVA appreciates your ideas and suggestions on how to improve Vetaffairs.

The survey has many free response fields where participants can share ideas, suggestions and comments. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and responses are anonymous.