14 June 2013 - Funding supports veteran projects across the nation
From Northern Tasmania to the wheatbelt region of Western Australia, local ex-service and community organisations from all corners of the country will benefit from the latest round of Veteran & Community Grant funding.
Media release VA053
6 June - Statement on ABC 7:30 Report mental health story
An ABC 730 story, aired on Thursday 6 June 2013, contained a number of serious factual inaccuracies, most seriously the claim that a person does not have access to treatment while they are awaiting the resolution of a claim.
Media release VA052
6 June 2013 – Australian War Memorial Council Members Announced
The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Warren Snowdon, has welcomed Gabrielle Trainor as the newest member of the Council of the Australian War Memorial, while paying tribute to the contribution made by outgoing member Wendy Sharpe.
Media release VA051
6 June - Reaching out to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen and women
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs has teamed up with the Canberra Raiders NRL Club to help spread the word about the services and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ex-Service men and women can access following their service.
The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Warren Snowdon, today launched the Indigenous Champion Project and said the initiative is a positive step to ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service personnel get the recognition they deserve.
Media release VA050
31 May - NSW/ACT students awarded study boost
Thirteen students from New South Wales and the ACT will receive up to $9,000 each to help meet the costs of their post-secondary education under the Long Tan Bursary Scheme.
Media release VA049
31 May – Service of Indigenous Australians remembered
The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Warren Snowdon has asked that all Australians recognise the contribution made by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen and women this National Reconciliation Week, 27 May – 3 June 2013.
Media release VA048
29 May - Statement on Gallipoli 2015 figures
The article published in today’s The Australian newspaper by Cameron Stewart on Gallipoli crowd figures is misleading and inaccurate.
The article suggests the Dawn Service can accommodate more than 10,500 visitors at Anzac Cove, Turkey.
Mr Stewart has based this assertion on a website article from 2005 – which the author refused to verify when contacted by the media outlet.
Media release VA047
27 May - Pathway to improve veteran mental health support
Mental health support for contemporary veterans and their families was boosted today with the release of the new Veteran Mental Heath Strategy and the inaugural meeting of the Veteran Mental Health Clinical Reference Group.
The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Warren Snowdon, said supporting the mental health needs of all veterans, including those who have recently left the defence force, is a high priority for DVA.
Media release VA045 | Media release VA046 | Veteran Mental Health Strategy | Veteran Mental Health Clinical Reference Group committee members
Strengthening veteran mental health
The 2013-14 Federal Budget will provide an additional $26.4 million over four years to strengthen the mental health support available to Australia’s veteran community, with new measures to take effect from July 2014.
Media release VA042 | Portfolio budget statements
Support for our veterans and their families - a key priority for this government
The Gillard Government will deliver an additional $66.7 million in the 2013-14 Federal Budget for increased support and services to Australia’s veteran and ex-service community, and to ensure the dignified commemoration of the Centenary of Anzac.
Media release VA041 | Portfolio budget statements
13 May - Gallipoli 2015 ballot
The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on the Centenary of Anzac Warren Snowdon today provided further details on the ballot arrangements for Australians planning to attend Anzac Day commemorations in Gallipoli on 25 April 2015.
Media release VA039 | Media release VA040 | Gallipoli 2015 website | Anzac Day Gallipoli images
Battle of the Atlantic, 70th anniversary commemorative visit to the UK - May 2013
Eight Australian veterans of the Battle of the Atlantic will travel to the UK later this month to attend commemorations to mark the 70th anniversary of what was the longest military campaign of the Second World War.
Media release VA038 | Media release VA044 | Veteran biographies and images | Historical backgrounder | Historical footage | Email the Australian War Memorial for access to historical images.
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