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2017 Media Centre

Below are links to 2017 media releases, speeches and other announcements.

For media enquiries, contact the DVA Media Team on 02 6289 6466 or email media.team@dva.gov.au


22 December 2017

MORE than $640,000 will be provided to community groups supporting veterans under the latest round of the Veteran and Community Grants program announced by Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Michael McCormack today.

Media release - Grants support veterans and their communities

20 December 2017

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today announced a new appointment to the Veterans’ Review Board (VRB).

Media release Veterans’ Review Board appointment

20 December 2017

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today announced the reappointment of the Hon Dr Brendan Nelson as Director of the Australian War Memorial.

Media release

19 December 2017

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan said grant funding of almost $1 million announced today would go to local projects that improved the transition process and employment prospects for younger veterans.

Media release - Supporting Younger Veterans

18 December 2017

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan said businesses had just one week left to enter the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards and showcase their leadership in the field.

Media release - Last week to nominate for inaugural awards

14 December 2017

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today announced the Australian Government would support a documentary recounting 100 years of Australian–American military cooperation.

Media release - A century of Australian-American military cooperation

13 December 2017

An Australian-made tapestry created to hang in the Sir John Monash Centre in France was cut from its loom today.

Media release - Morning Star Tapestry to shine In France

13 December 2017

Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Simon Lewis said today that crucial support services for the veteran community will continue to be available throughout the Christmas and New Year period.

Media release - Support services for veterans open over Christmas

12 December 2017

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today announced three projects commemorating Australia’s wartime history would share in more than $185,000 of grant funding.

Media release - Major commemorative grants announced

11 December 2017

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today announced that 82 community projects honouring Australian service men and women would share more than $210,000 in Government grant funding.

Media release - Community groups benefit from grants funding

11 December 2017

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan said today time was running out for businesses to nominate for the inaugural Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards.

Media release Time running out to nominate for awards

7 December 2017

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) has launched its first information point at Australia Post’s Woden outlet as part of a trial to increase awareness of its services and programs.

Media release Australia Post outlets being trialled as additional contact points for veterans and their families

6 December 2017

An important piece of Australia’s military history will find a new home after the Vietnamese Government gifted the original Long Tan Cross to Australia.

Media release - Joint media release - Long Tan Cross

27 November 2017

A Western Australian student has won the Australian Wartime Experiences category of the National History Challenge (NHC).

Media release WA student wins National History Challenge

21 November 2017

Statement from Minister for Defence Personnel and Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan on the announcement that a project to build wind farms at the site of the Battle of Bullecourt would not proceed.

Media release - Bullecourt Wind farms

17 November 2017

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan has encouraged Australian businesses to celebrate the contribution of our veterans to the workplace by nominating for the inaugural Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards.

Media release Supporting veterans’ employment

11 November 2017

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan said Remembrance Day today was an opportunity for every Australian to reflect on the lives lost to war and the service and sacrifice of our defence personnel.

Media release - Remembrance Day 2017

8 November 2017

The second Roundtable of Ministers responsible for veterans' issues has reinforced the need to coordinate effort across all levels of government to ensure the successful transition of those Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel moving from military to civilian life.

Media release - Joint Communique - Veterans’ Ministers' meeting

2 November 2017

Our country owes a debt of gratitude to the Australians who fought in the Kokoda and Beachheads campaigns as we mark the 75th anniversary today.

Media release - 75th anniversary of Kokoda and the Beachheads

1 November 2017

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan said veterans around Australia would benefit from more than $799,000 in grant funding provided to ex-service organisations for community projects.

Media release Grants support veterans and their communities

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