Skip to Content

News and updates

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

The team of serving and former defence athletes representing Australia at the Invictus Games would do us proud, Veterans’ Affairs Minister Dan Tehan said as the team departed today.

Media release - Good luck to Australia’s Invictus Games athletes

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Current and former Defence personnel who suspect they may have been exposed to asbestos as a result of their employment with Defence can call 1800 DEFENCE (1800 333 362) and ask to be put through to the Defence Asbestos Exposure Evaluation Scheme (DAEES).

Read the Department of Defence media release 

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Dan Tehan, today announced two appointments to the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (MRCC).

Media release - Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission Appointments

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC Dan Tehan, today announced two appointments to the Council of the Australian War Memorial.

Media release - Australian War Memorial Council Appointments

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

I rise to update the House on the recent Anzac Day commemorations, both here and overseas. Anzac Day is a time for all Australians to remember the more than one million service men and women who have defended our country since Federation, and the over 102,700 who gave their lives for their country.

Statement - Anzac Commemorations in Australia and Overseas

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

In the 2016–17 Budget, the Turnbull Government’s focus is on ensuring the mental health needs of our veterans are met through early intervention strategies, as well as improving our capability to provide better customer service and support for veterans and their families, now and into the future.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

More than $220,000 in grants have been awarded to 88 community projects that honour Australia’s wartime history, the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Dan Tehan, announced today.

Media release - Commemorative Grants Fund Local Community Projects

Monday, 25 April 2016

Australians will honour the sacrifice of their service men and women at hundreds of Anzac Day ceremonies today in Australia and around the world.

Media release - Australians Commemorate Anzac Day and Centenary of the Western Front

Monday, 25 April 2016

We stand here in this place to mark the sacrifice, the resolve and the bravery of the men who died for us.

Media release - Gallipoli Anzac Day Dawn Service Address

Thursday, 21 April 2016

The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Dan Tehan, will travel to Turkey to represent Australia at the official Anzac Day ceremonies at Gallipoli.

Media Release - Tehan honoured to represent Australia at Gallipoli Dawn Service at Gallipoli Dawn Service

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

More than $388,000 has been awarded to communities across Australia to honour Vietnam veterans under the Australian Government’s Vietnam War Commemorative Grants program, the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Dan Tehan, announced today.

Media releaseFunding to honour Australia's Vietnam Veterans

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

The Department of Veterans Affairs has encouraged news media outlets to consider including where appropriate, contact details for specialised counselling services and online resources for veterans in their Anzac day coverage.

Media release - Anzac Day Reporting: Support for Veterans

Wednesday, 20 April 2016
Logo: Western Front—Centenary 2016–2018 (includes a swirls of mixed flowers in blue, red and mustard colours).

Information guide for media attending Anzac Day France 2016:

Sunday, 17 April 2016

The Minister for Veterans' Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Dan Tehan, today announced arrangements were in place for the repatriation of Australians from cemeteries in Malaysia and Singapore to Australia, in June 2016.

Media release - Australians Reunited

Friday, 15 April 2016

The Minister for Veterans' Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, today said arrangements were in place for the 2016 Anzac Day commemorations at Gallipoli and Villers-Bretonneux.

Media release - Anzac Day arrangements on-track for Turkey and France

Friday, 15 April 2016

Federal Member for Herbert Ewen Jones has hosted a Roundtable with the new Veterans' Affairs Minister, Dan Tehan, and local Ex Service Organisations (ESOs) in Townsville.

Joint Media Release - Roundtable with Townsville's Ex-Service Organisations

Thursday, 14 April 2016

The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Dan Tehan, today encouraged Australians to remember the bond between Australia and Greece at the 75th Anniversary of the campaigns in Greece and Crete.

Media release

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Suncorp, one of Australia’s largest financial services companies, has provided a significant contribution to Australia’s Anzac Centenary Public Fund.

The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Dan Tehan announced Queensland’s Anzac Square memorial would receive a major enhancement thanks to a $5 million contribution from one of Australia’s largest companies, Suncorp.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Information for broadcasters: On Saturday, 25 April 2016, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) in association with the Australian Government Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) is providing a host or international feed of Anzac Day services in Gallipoli and Villers-Bretonneux.

Friday, 07 October 2016

Ceremonies commemorating the service and sacrifice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen and women have been organised by ex-service organisations with the support of state and local government and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Final call for media registrations to attend the 2016 Anzac Day services in France and Turkey.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Veterans who may be concerned following the release of the Senate Committee report into the mental health of Australian Defence Force (ADF) members and veterans are encouraged to call the Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) on 1800 011 046, DVA Secretary Simon Lewis PSM said today.

Media release - Specialist counselling for veterans

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Dan Tehan, the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, has launched a large-format picture book aimed at teaching young Australians about the importance of commemoration. 

Media release - New Generation to learn the Importance of Commemoration

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Two posters depicting the different experiences of Australians on the Western Front in 1916 have been released in the lead-up to Anzac Day to commemorate the thousands of lives lost in battles on the Western Front.

Media release - Commemorative Posters Depict Life on the Western Front

Monday, 21 March 2016

Senator Zed Seselja welcomed to Canberra nearly 100 riders and support staff who took part in this year’s VetRide initiative.

Media release - VetRide 2016

Pages

Average: 2.9 (21 votes)