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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

TODAY Australia acknowledges Victory in the Pacific Day, commemorating 73 years since the end of the Second World War. While Victory in Europe was declared in May 1945, fighting in the Pacific region continued until August 1945.

Media release - 73 years since Victory in the Pacific

Monday, 13 August 2018

The Department of Human Services is partnering with a key veterans' employment agency to help give Australia's former service men and women much needed opportunities to re-skill for civilian life.

Joint media release — Military skills enlisted to help defend Australia's welfare system

Friday, 10 August 2018

VETERANS and their families will join millions of Australians transacting with government online through myGov.

Media release - DVA online services now available through myGov

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

STRENGTHENING bi-lateral relationships and understanding veterans’ issues will form part of the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester’s visit to France for the centenary of the Battle of Amiens commemorations this week.

Media release - Strengthening bi-lateral relationships on veterans’ issues

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

ONE hundred years ago today, the Allies launched the largest attack of the First World War east of the French town of Amiens, winning an unprecedented victory on the Western Front and beginning what has become known as ‘the hundred days’ to the end of the war.

Media release - Centenary of unprecedented First World War victory

Monday, 6 August 2018

TODAY marks the anniversary of the Battle of Lone Pine, a diversionary attack 103 years ago at Gallipoli and one of the most intense battles in our ANZAC history.

Media release - Remembering the Battle of Lone Pine

Friday, 27 July 2018

VETERANS in rural and remote areas will have improved access to mental health experts through a Federal Government initiative.

Media release - New Practitioner Support Service to assist in veteran mental health treatment

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

As part of our transformation program to modernise and streamline services, DVA has joined its online services with myGov to expand the self-servicing capability and enable veterans and their families to access DVA services online.

Friday, 27 July 2018

One million dollars' worth of grants are available to assist younger veterans establish themselves into civilian life, and manage the challenges and opportunities that their ADF service presents.

Media release - Supporting younger vererans grant applications now open

Friday, 27 July 2018

IN recognition of the 65th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice, Australian veterans will be honoured at a national commemoration today.

Media release — Nation thanks veterans on 65th Korean War Armistice anniversary

Friday, 20 July 2018

MINISTER for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester has today reiterated the importance of the Returned and Services League (RSL) to the veteran community following the announcement that Robert Dick has stood down as National President of the RSL.

Media release — RSL continues supporting veteran community

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

TWO important commemorative projects on the northern coast of New South Wales (NSW) will receive almost $50,000 in funding from the Australian Government ensuring the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel is remembered.

Joint media release — Investing in NSW North Coast commemorative projects

Thursday, 12 July 2018

The Australian competitors for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 (IG2018) are in the final stages of their preparation as we begin the countdown, with just 100 days to go until the opening ceremony on 20 October 2018.

Joint media release — The countdown is on — 100 days until the Invictus Games in Sydney

Monday, 9 July 2018

The 2018 theme of "Because of Her, We Can!", makes NAIDOC Week the perfect opportunity to salute the service and sacrifice of Indigenous women who have served in uniform.

Media release NAIDOC Week — Honouring the service and sacrifice of Indigenous service women

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

ONE hundred years ago today, a 93-minute battle was fought during the First World War on the Western Front that is heralded as one of Australia’s greatest military achievements and is still considered a masterpiece of logistics and combined arms warfare.

Media release Remembering the Battle of Hamel 100 years on

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

TWO significant initiatives encouraging Australians to visit the Australian Remembrance Trail along the Western Front, and learn more about Australia’s First World War history, were launched in France today.

Media release - Visiting the Australian Remembrance Trail

Monday, 2 July 2018

Today, on the 20th anniversary of Reserve Forces Day, Australians are encouraged to recognise the vital role our Navy, Army and Air Force Reservists have played, and continue to play, in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

Media release Community Grants for Projects Honouring Veterans

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Today, on the 20th anniversary of Reserve Forces Day, Australians are encouraged to recognise the vital role our Navy, Army and Air Force Reservists have played, and continue to play, in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

Media release Remembering Our Reserve Forces

Friday, 29 June 2018

Students from across Australia were congratulated today by Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester after being selected to receive funding under the Long Tan Bursary Scheme.

Media release - Long Tan Bursary recipients announced

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Darren Chester, and Secretary of the Department of Veterans' Affairs, Liz Cosson, welcome the tabling of the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) performance audit of the Efficiency of Veterans Service Delivery by the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Joint statement - Response to ANAO Audit Efficiency of Veterans Service Delivery by the Department of Veterans' Affairs

Saturday, 23 June 2018

IMPROVING transition for current and former members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) living in Queensland was a key focus for Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester speaking at the annual RSL Queensland State Congress in Cairns today.

Media release - Minister addresses RSL Queensland State Congress

Friday, 22 June 2018

PATHWAYS to employment and the benefits of employing veterans upon transition from the Australian Defence Force was the key focus of the Veterans’ Employment Program roundtable in Brisbane today.

Media release - Pathways for veteran employment

Monday, 18 June 2018

COMMUNITIES across the country are set to receive almost $320,000 under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program to develop 50 projects to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of the First World War.

Media release - Community Projects Receive Grants to Commemorate Centenary of Armistice

Saturday, 16 June 2018

IMPROVING the way veterans transition into civilian life will continue to be a major focus for the Coalition Government following the Federal Budget.

Media release - Government committed to improving transition

Saturday, 16 June 2018

STUDENTS and visitors to Western Australia’s State War Memorial at Kings Park will soon be able to access the rich military history there through an app and associated website.

Media release - Kings Park Remembrance Walk App Funding announced


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