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Tuesday, 10 February 2015

All Australians are today encouraged to remember the 82 crew members who lost their lives in our greatest peacetime military tragedy, the sinking of HMAS Voyager II.  

Media release VA007

Monday, 2 February 2015

Tim McCombe OAM  passed away on Saturday, 31 January 2015. Mr McCombe was a veteran who devoted his time to lending a hand to other veterans and current serving men and women.

Media release VA005

Thursday, 29 January 2015

The Government has made it easier for veterans to access mental health support under new arrangements announced today.

Media release VA004

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

The Hon. Thomas ‘Tom’ Uren AC, a Second World War veteran and former Labor Minister, passed away earlier this week. Mr Uren was dedicated to serving his country and will be greatly missed

Media release VA003

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

The Australian Government and Qantas have announced a collaboration to support ANZAC Centenary activities marking the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings.

Media Release VA002

Friday, 23 January 2015

The Anzac Centenary Public Fund has received a one-off $10 million donation from Woodside, adding to the growing list of corporate and public donations supporting the ongoing series of ANZAC commemoration events.

Media Release VA001

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The Veterans’ Access Network (VAN) is DVA’s major first point of contact for handling enquiries from the veteran and general community. It helps people understand and access the services available to them.  VAN staff respond to enquiries over the phone, via MyAccount, through email, and in-person.

Friday, 19 December 2014

The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson has today announced a further 415 grants totalling more than $3.4 million under the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program, and additional funding towards seven grants already awarded.

Media release VA106

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Improving access to information in an easy to navigate format has guided the re-development and improvement of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) website which was launched today by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson.

Media release VA105

Monday, 15 December 2014

The mInister for Veterans' Affairs, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, paid tribute to the first Australian troops to leave our shores for service in the Second World War 75 years ago today.

Media release VA104

Friday, 12 December 2014

Please be aware all DVA offices, including all Veterans’ Access Network (VAN) and Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) offices will close at close of business on Wednesday, 24 December 2014 and will reopen on Friday, 2 January 2015. While the offices may be closed, veterans and their families can continue to access many of the key DVA services.

Media release VA103

Friday, 12 December 2014

The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, has announced the appointment of Major General Craig Orme AM CSC as a Commissioner and the Deputy President of the Repatriation Commission, and Mr Doug Humphreys, who was re-appointed as the Principal Member of the Veterans’ Review Board (VRB).

Media release VA102

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Veteran’s Affairs Minister, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, has launched a unique online training program for GPs that provides an overview of the mental health issues faced by veterans and will assist GPs in more effectively identifying health issues early.

Media release VA101

Friday, 5 December 2014

The Minister addresses the Departments' service arrangements for the Christmas/New Year holiday period.

Media release VA098

Friday, 5 December 2014

The Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) has released its Capability Review report of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA).

Media release VA097

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Three Second World War veterans joined students from Canberra’s Melba Copland College at Parliament House to share stories about wartime experiences during the launch of the Anzac Portal.

Media release VA096

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Corporate support for the Anzac Centenary Public Fund continues to gain momentum with Australia’s biggest rail freight operator, Aurizon, making a significant contribution to the Anzac Centenary Public Fund worth $2.5 million over five years.

Media release VA100


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