DFRDB Scheme Investigation Report -Update

Thanks to Rick Davies and Ian Callan for recent information on reactions to the Ombudsman’s investigation into the administration of the Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits scheme and the resulting report number 06/2019 dated December 2019, reproduced below.

From Ian:
This is the Jan 2020 update that preceded the appeal email from Herb Ellenbrook
Might also be good info for the class.

From: Herb Ellerbock <admin@adfra.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 9, 2020 9:19 am
Subject: DFRDB Update – January 2020

Dear Ian,

Attached is our January 2020 Update.  It may also be viewed by clicking here.

Kind regards,


If unable to see the attachment Click Here


From Rick:

From: Herb Ellerbock <admin@adfra.org>
Date: 16 January 2020 at 3:00:08 pm AEST
To: davrickrob@bigpond.com
Subject: Request for Review of the Ombudsman’s Report
Reply-To: admin@adfra.org

Dear Rick,

Today I submitted the attached Request for Review of Decision to the Ombudsman with copies to the Minister and Senator Seselja.  You can also view the Request by clicking here.

If you submitted to the investigation I encourage you to make a similar request.

You should send an email along these lines:

To:       ombudsman@ombudsman.gov.au

Cc:       darren.chester.mp@aph.gov.au; senator.seselja@aph.gov.au

Subject: Request for Review of Decision – Report No. 06/2019

Dear Mr Manthorpe,

I request a review of your decision in Report No. 06/2019.  The reasons for my request are detailed in the attachment.

Yours sincerely,

(Your name)

Attach my Request for Review of Decision.

You should also consider sending it to your local Member of Parliament and your State Senators.

Kind regards,


If unable to see the attachment Click Here


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