If you require media releases prior to 18 September 2013 please contact the Department of Veterans' Affairs media team.
3 December - Alcohol management app ‘ON TRACK’ to deliver additional support
The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, today announced a new and improved version of the ON TRACK with The Right Mix mobile phone application, which is now available for download.
Media release VA016
26 November - Franco-Australian relations flourish in First World War Centenary planning
The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, welcomed French Associate Minister for Defence, in charge of Veterans’ Affairs, Mr Kader Arif in Canberra today, continuing their dialogue about commemorations for the Centenary of the First World War.
Media release VA015
14 November – Gallipoli 2015 ballot opens midnight 15 November
The ballot for places at Anzac Day commemorations at Gallipoli in 2015 is open from midnight 15 November 2013 to 31 January 2014.
Media release VA014 | Gallipoli 2015 ballot factsheet (PDF 105KB) (Word 528KB) | Gallipoli 2015 website
9 November 2013 - Australian WWI legacy unveiled in Belgium
Australian visitors to Belgium seeking a military history experience are set to benefit from a new interpretive centre that opened in Ploegsteert, Belgium today.
Media release VA013 | Media backgrounder | Overview of Australian Remembrance Trail along the Western Front
8 November 2013 - Honour our fallen this Remembrance Day
The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, encouraged all Australians to take a moment on Remembrance Day to reflect on the service and sacrifice of those who have bravely served our nation in war, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.
Media release VA012 | Remembrance Day 2013 resources | Media backgrounder
Download the Remembrance Day 2013 commemorative poster (PDF 2.1MB) | (DOC 20KB)
4 November 2013 - Reduced Deeming Rates put money back in veterans’ pockets
Nearly 60,000 members of the veteran and defence communities will benefit from a decrease to deeming rates from 4 November 2013.
Media release VA010 | Deeming factsheet