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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

Thursday, 31 May 2018

PUBLIC submissions are being sought to inform a major study which has commenced to improve advocacy services for veterans and their families.

Media release - Veterans’ Advocacy Study Discussion Paper Released

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

The Federal Government is putting veterans first with an innovative trial of assistance dogs for veterans.

Media release - Assistance dog trial to help tackle veteran mental health

Sunday, 27 May 2018

IN recognition of National Reconciliation Week, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester has highlighted new research offering fresh insights into the personal experiences and challenges of Indigenous Australians during the First World War.

Media release - Indigenous service honoured during Reconciliation Week

Thursday, 24 May 2018

VETERANS and their families will have greater access to essential services with Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester introducing the Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Veteran-Centric Reforms No. 2) Bill 2018 (VCR Bill) today.

Media release - Expanding essential services for veterans and their families

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

NUTRITION will be the theme for this year’s Veterans’ Health week with funding for applications to support events highlighting the week now open for ex-service organisations (ESOs) and community groups.

Media release - Funding applications open for Veterans’ Health Week 2018

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

MINISTER for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester today announced the appointment of Liz Cosson AM CSC to the role of President of the Repatriation Commission.

Media release Appointment of President of the Repatriation Commission

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

MINISTER for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester today announced Colonel Susan Neuhaus CSC (Ret’d) as a new appointee to the Council of the Australian War Memorial along with the reappointment of Major General Greg Melick AO.

Media release Council of the Australian War Memorial appointments

Saturday, 19 May 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 - Veterans’ Affairs Minister focussed on transition

Monday, 21 May 2018

SUBMISSIONS for the Productivity Commission inquiry into Compensation and Rehabilitation for Veterans are being encouraged by Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester.

Media release - Submissions sought to inquiry into compensation and rehabilitation for veterans

Thursday, 10 May 2018

VETERANS will gather in Canberra on Sunday to attend a national service to recognise the Battles at Fire Support Bases Coral and Balmoral—Australia’s most protracted and costly battles of the Vietnam War.

Media release - 50th anniversary of Australia's largest Vietnam battles

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Veterans and their families will continue to come first with $100 million in additional funding provided in the 2018-19 Budget announced on Tuesday.

Media release Budget puts veterans and their families first

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Australian Government logo - Budget 2018-19

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

TODAY is the 73rd anniversary of Victory in Europe Day when we are encouraged to remember the Australian service men and women who served in the European and Mediterranean theatres of the Second World War, Minister for Veterans Affairs, Darren Chester said.

Media release - 73 years since Victory in Europe

Saturday, 5 May 2018

THE 76th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea, which ended Japanese attempts on Port Moresby by sea, will be commemorated today with a national service at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne.

Media release - Australians encouraged to recognise Battle of Coral Sea

Sunday, 29 April 2018

VETERANS and their direct relatives will meet in Canberra to recognise the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic, which was critical to the Allied victory in the Second World War.

Media release - National commemoration for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic

Friday, 27 April 2018

The results of five seasons of archaeological surveys of the First World War battlefield at Anzac on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey have been catalogued into a unique digital archive.

Media release - New online database reveals the artefacts of the Gallipoli battlefield

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