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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

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

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