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Friday, 14 September 2018

THE vital role of Australians in United Nations (UN) peace operations and their more than 70 years of dedicated service to the international community is remembered today, National Peacekeeper and Peacemaker Day.

Media release — Honouring the contribution of Australia's Peacekeepers

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Headlining a week of events honouring our current, and former, female Australian Defence Force (ADF) members, the third Female Veterans' Policy Forum is bringing together a large, diverse group of female veterans to share their unique perspectives on life during and after military service.

Media release — Female veterans share their unique perspective

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

SCHOOLS from South Australia and Tasmania have won this year’s Anzac Day Schools’ Awards for their projects commemorating the service and sacrifice of our veterans over the past century.

Media release — Minister Announces Anzac Day Schools' Awards Winners

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

COMMUNITY, business, political and Defence leaders have come together to honour women whose lives and families have been affected by their service with the Australian Defence Force at a Wreath Laying Ceremony and National Dinner Event in Canberra.

Media release — Honouring women’s contribution to our defence

Monday, 10 September 2018

Schools around the country will soon receive their annual educational kit in preparation for Remembrance Day, which this year marks the centenary of the Armistice that ended the fighting of the First World War.

Media release — Schools’ mail-out to encourage milestone recognition

Friday, 7 September 2018

MINISTER for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester today announced that the Governor-General His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret’d) has appointed five new members and reappointed five members to the Veterans’ Review Board (VRB).

Media release — Appointment of members to the Veterans' Review Board

Friday, 7 September 2018

TODAY we celebrate the launch of the 56th year of the Story Writing and Art Competition, encouraging and highlighting the artistic talents of Victoria’s ex-service community.

Media release — Celebrating veterans' artistic talent

Thursday, 6 September 2018

TODAY on Badge Day of Legacy Week 2018, the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester is encouraging all Australians to buy a Legacy badge to show their support for families of Australian veterans who have given their life or health for their country.

Media release — Support our veterans by buying a Legacy badge

Thursday, 6 September 2018

The Federal and State Ministers for Veterans' Affairs, Darren Chester and Guy Barnett, today unveiled 33 headstones and plaques for World War One Veterans buried at Cornelian Bay cemetery.

Joint media release — Thirty-three headstones and plaques for World War One Veterans unveiled

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

On the first Wednesday of September each year we commemorate the Battle for Australia, acknowledging the bravery and sacrifice of more than half a million service personnel and civilians who defended Australia during the Second World War.

Media release - Remembering the Battle for Australia

Monday, 3 September 2018

KNOWN as Merchant Navy Day, today recognises Australian service and civilian personnel who served on merchant vessels for more than a century.

Media release - Commemorating the Service of Australia's Merchant Mariners

Friday, 31 August 2018

Known as "Malaya and Borneo Veterans' Day", today recognises Australian military personnel who served in two historical campaigns — the Malayan Emergency (1948–1960), and the Indonesian Confrontation, or Konfrontasi, (1962–1966).

Media release Commemorating the Service of Malaya and Borneo Veterans

Friday, 31 August 2018

Today Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Darren Chester, has encouraged Australians to honour the valuable service of the RAAF units who served at Ubon Ratchathani in Thailand between 1962 and 1968.

Media release 50 years since Australia's RAAF Thailand service

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Boeing Defence Australia has been invited to join the Prime Minister's Industry Advisory Committee on Veterans' Employment (IAC).

Media release Industry Advisory Committee on Veterans' Employment

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

More than $3.8 million in funding will be provided to veteran organisations providing essential advice, advocacy and welfare services for veterans, serving members and their families along with war widows and widowers through the Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grants program.

Media release Ex-Service Organisations receive funding boost

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Today on Vietnam Veterans' Day and the 52nd anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, and Australians are encouraged to pause and reflect on the service and sacrifice of the men and women who served during the Vietnam War.

Media release Vietnam Veterans' Day and the Battle of Long Tan

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


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