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Tuesday, 16 April 2019

As the April 2019 DVA Pension payday falls on Anzac Day, this payday has been moved to Wednesday, 24 April 2019.

The stand-alone change comes after the 20 March 2019 announcement by Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester, that the first annual increase of Veterans’ pensions and allowances was fully effective as of pension payday on 11 April 2019.

Friday, 5 April 2019

A photographic exhibition titled 'Thank you for your service' showcasing the diversity of current Australian Defence Force (ADF) members, veterans, and their families, will go on display today at Sydney's Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park, in the lead-up to Anzac Day 2019.

Media release — Photo exhibition thanks Australian service men and women

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Three major reports from the Transition and Wellbeing Research Programme were today released, providing the Departments of Defence and Veterans’ Affairs (DVA), and the broader health community, a better understanding of the health concerns of current and former Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel.

Media release — New research provides deeper look at serving and ex-serving community

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Australian veterans and their families will continue to see an improvement in support and services with $11.5 billion in funding allocated in the 2019–20 Budget.

Media release — Budget puts veterans and their families first

Monday, 1 April 2019

Computer-based tasks will form the basis of a trial program to assist Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel as they transition from military to civilian life, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester said today.

Media release — Computer-based trial designed to assist veterans leaving the military

Monday, 1 April 2019

Former Australian Defence Force members Sharon Bown and Daniel Keighran VC have both been re-appointed to the Council of the Australian War Memorial for three year terms.

Media release — Council of the Australian War Memorial appointments

Sunday, 31 March 2019

Hobart locals and visitors will have easier and safer access to the commemorative precinct in Hobart with the opening of the Remembrance Bridge today, less than a month ahead of Anzac Day.

Media Release — Remembrance Bridge opens ahead of Anzac Day

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

A sculpture commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of the First World War will be built in Shepparton thanks to a $170,000 grant from the Australian Government.

Joint media release — Australian Government funds Shepparton Light Horse statue

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Australian Government logo - Budget 2019-20

Monday, 25 March 2019

The Government will commission an independent inquiry to examine the information provided by scheme administrators and relevant departments to members of the Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits (DFRDB) superannuation scheme.

Joint media release — Independent inquiry into the administration of Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits scheme commutation arrangements

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) is continuing to make plans to conduct the traditional commemorative services at Anzac Cove on 25 April 2019.

Media Statement — Statement regarding Anzac Day Service at Anzac Cove

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Pension payments for veterans, their partners, war widows and widowers are set to increase from 20 March 2019.

Media release — Veteran pensions set to increase

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

For the first time, a former Regimental Sergeant Major of the Army has been appointed as the new Repatriation Commissioner with outgoing Commissioner Major General Mark Kelly AO, DSC completing his appointment on 30 June this year.

Media release — Senior Australian soldier next Repatriation Commissioner

Friday, 15 March 2019

Funding has today been announced for a new $2.1 million initiative to support veterans who are concerned about having taken the anti-malarial drugs mefloquine or tafenoquine.

Media release — Government commits $2.1 million to anti-malarial initiative

Thursday, 14 March 2019

For the first time Queensland's Sunshine Coast has an Eternal Flame thanks largely to an additional $81,616 from the Australian Government's Armistice Centenary Grants Program, which brings the Government's total funding support for the project to $119,616.

Joint media release — Eternal Flame to burn at Maroochydore

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

A report on advocacy services for veterans and their families has identified a number of ways to simplify access to support and services.

Media release - Improvements recommended to Veterans’ Advocacy Services

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Funding of more than $390,000 has today been announced under the latest round of the Veteran and Community Grants Program.

Media release - Veteran and Community Grants Announced

Monday, 11 March 2019

Veterans and their families in Queensland will have the opportunity to meet with the Minister for Veterans' Affairs Darren Chester who will be hosting a series of roundtables in the electorates of Bonner, Capricornia and Petrie this week.

Media release — Minister for Veterans' Affairs visits Queensland

Friday, 8 March 2019

AUSTRALIA’S wartime heritage will be preserved with the help of more than $245,000 in funding through the Saluting Their Service Major Commemorative Grants program.

Media release - Commemorative Grants preserve our wartime heritage

Friday, 8 March 2019

TODAY as we celebrate International Women’s Day and recognise the achievements of all women, we pay a special thanks to those who have supported and served our country abroad and on the home front.

Media release - International Women's Day — recognising women in war time

Thursday, 7 March 2019

The Executive Project Director for the Australian War Memorial’s up-and-coming nine-year redevelopment project was today announced.

Media release - Project Lead for Australian War Memorial Redevelopment Announced

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Thanks to a Saluting Their Service Community Commemorative Grant, Newcastle City Council recently retrieved a time capsule buried just weeks before the end of the First World War in 1918.

Media release — Commemorative grants to educate future generations of Australians

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Starting this week, thousands of schools, libraries, ex-service and other organisations will receive a package of educational resources in an Anzac Day mail-out to educate Australians about the different aspects of wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

Media release Anzac Day mail-out helps educate future generations

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

It is with great sadness that I extend my condolences on behalf of the Government to the family and friends of Leslie Allen Carlyon AC who passed away on Monday, 4 March 2019.

Media Statement — Vale Leslie Allen Carlyon AC

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

One of the priorities of the newly established Council for Women and Families United by Defence Service will be to consider a request from the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester to identify an appropriate form of recognition for the families of service personnel who are killed or wounded in action and service.

Media release Recognition of families left behind

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Nine companies and individuals who have created employment opportunities and helped demonstrate the positive contribution veterans make to Australian workplaces have been honoured through the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards.

Joint media release — Employment Awards highlight veterans are good for business

Friday, 1 March 2019

MORE than $1 million worth of grants have been provided to organisations supporting the needs of younger veterans and their families.

Media release — Funding Announced to Support Younger Veterans

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Major General Natasha Fox AM CSC, Head of People Capability at the Department of Defence, has been appointed to the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (MRCC), as a part-time member for a term of five years, replacing Rear Admiral Brett Wolski AM.

Media release — Major General Natasha Fox appointed to the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Following the success of a two-year Community and Peer Pilot in Townsville, Open Arms — Veterans & Families Counselling will now roll-out their Community and Peer Program across Australia, Minister for Veterans' Affairs Darren Chester said today.

Media release — Community and Peer Program to help vulnerable Australian veterans

Monday, 25 February 2019

When it comes to sensitive matters like this which are at the heart of our entire nation, it is vital that the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) conducts full consultations with ex-service organisations and the general public before they make any changes. That's what the public expect, it's what the Prime Minister and the government expect.

Media statement — Anzac Day Villers-Bretonneux, France

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

NEW legislation introduced into Federal Parliament will provide better recognition of the unique nature of military service and further acknowledge the service and sacrifice of veterans and their families.

Media release — Greater recognition for veterans and their families

Monday, 18 February 2019

Businesses from across the country have been recognised for their achievements in creating employment opportunities for veterans, with finalists of the 2019 Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards announced today by Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester.

Media release — Finalists announced for 2019 Prime Minister's Veterans' Employment Awards

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Today, on the Bombing of Darwin Day, all Australians are encouraged to remember those who protected our shores and tragically died when the Japanese launched bombing raids on Northern Australia during the Second World War.

Media release — Australia remembers the Bombing of Darwin

Thursday, 14 February 2019

The Honourable Dr Brendan Nelson AO will continue as Director of the Australian War Memorial until 31 December 2019.

Media release — Reappointment of Director of the Australian War Memorial

Thursday, 14 February 2019

The Coalition Government is fast-tracking delivery of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card for members of the Australian civilian surgical and medical teams who provided medical aid, training and treatment to local Vietnamese people during the Vietnam War.

Joint media release — Fast-tracking support to SEATO doctors and nurses

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

The Council of the Australian War Memorial will benefit from the unique perspectives of its latest appointment, Ms Gwen Cherne.

Media release — New appointment brings unique perspective to Council of the Australian War Memorial

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

A number of unmarked graves of First World War veterans who died after returning from the war will be commemorated under a two-year pilot program announced today by the Federal Government.

Media release First World War veterans not forgotten

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

MORE than $157,000 of funding under the latest round of Supporting Younger Veterans Grants, has been awarded to Flinders University, in concert with William Kibby VC Men’s Shed, to develop a program to support younger veterans undertaking tertiary education.

Joint media release — Supporting younger veterans in tertiary study

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Faster claim submissions and processing times for veterans and their families are being delivered through a number of recent improvements and features to MyService – the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) online platform.

Media release Expanded online claiming for veterans

Friday, 18 January 2019

Members of the Veterans' Review Board (VRB) have been appointed by the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret'd), the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester announced today.

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

Thursday, 10 January 2019

BRIGADIER Paul Nothard will take up the role of Director of the Office of Australian War Graves from 11 January 2019, the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester announced today.

Media release - Appointment of new Office of War Graves Director

Monday, 07 January 2019

We'd like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday, and remind veterans and their families that Open Arms​ — Veterans & Families Counselling are available 24/7 for immediate counselling support on 1800 011 046.

This number is for counselling only, if you require urgent assistance, please call 000.

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Members of the Australian civilian surgical and medical teams that provided medical aid, training and treatment to local Vietnamese people during the Vietnam War will be eligible for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Gold Card.

Media release Gold Card for Doctors and Nurses from the Vietnam war

Friday, 14 December 2018

MINISTER for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Darren Chester today welcomed the Productivity Commission draft report of its inquiry into compensation and rehabilitation for veterans.

Media release — Productivity Commission draft report into compensation and rehabilitation for veterans

Friday, 14 December 2018

A new council for women and families is set to provide direct policy advice to the Federal Government.

Media release — Council for Women and Families United by Defence Service

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

The refurbished Hellfire Pass Interpretative Centre, originally built and funded by the Australian Government in collaboration with the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand, and now with important improvement works completed, was re-opened in Kanchanaburi in Thailand today.

Media release — Thailand Hellfire Pass Centre tells important story

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Modernisation of the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) processes, systems and technology aimed at putting the needs of the veterans and their families first is continuing to deliver results with overall satisfaction of the DVA's services remaining above 80 per cent.

Media release — Investment pays on claims processing times

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

MINISTER for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister for Defence Personnel Darren Chester today welcomed the report from the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee Inquiry into the use of the Quinoline anti-malarial drugs Mefloquine and Tafenoquine in the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

Media release - Government welcomes Mefloquine report

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester today announced the re-appointment of Mr James McMahon DSC DSM for a further three year term to the Council of the Australian War Memorial.

Media release Council of the Australian War Memorial appointments

Friday, 16 November 2018

I welcome the announcement by the Australian Bureau of Statistics that veteran identifier question is being considered for inclusion in the 2021 Census.

Media release — Census statement

Friday, 16 November 2018

Local communities are set to receive more than $130,000 in Saluting Their Service grants which deliver projects commemorating Australia’s wartime history and reflect our gratitude to all those who have served our country.

Media release — Remembering Veterans’ Service and Sacrifice focus of Grants

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

The Commonwealth Government will provide $6.7 million in funding to help develop the Soldier On Fussell House accommodation facility at the Concord Repatriation Hospital in Sydney.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

The Commonwealth Government will invest $7.6 million in the Kookaburra Kids Defence Program to boost targeted support to children of ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members who are experiencing mental health issues.

Sunday, 11 November 2018

To those serving us in uniform and to those who have served their nations in the past: May I offer a special welcome. Thank you for your service. And thank you to your families for supporting your service.

Speech — Remembrance Day 2018

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Virtual reality technology and stunning 360-degree drone footage are bringing the Australian Remembrance Trail along the Western Front to Australians across the world, through an Anzac 360 app featuring interactive videos.

Media release — Virtual reality brings Australian Remembrance Trail to life

Friday, 9 November 2018

All Australians are encouraged to pause on Remembrance Day 2018, the centenary of the First World War Armistice, and remember the men and women who have suffered and died in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

Media release — Australians commemorate Remembrance Day 2018 and centenary of the First World War Armistice

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Australians are being encouraged to Just Ask questions within their families and make enquiries online to see if they have a lost family connection to one of the almost two million people who have served Australia in wars, conflicts and on peacekeeping operations over the past century.

Media release — Just Ask about your military history, you might be amazed

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

NEW Menin Gate lions are now a permanent fixture on the plinths in front of the Menin Gate Memorial, as the Australian Government’s gift to the city of Ieper (Ypres) was unveiled today.

Media release — New Lions unveiled at the Menin Gate in Ieper

Sunday, 4 November 2018

IN the lead-up to Remembrance Day, Australians are being encouraged to take a moment to reflect on who they will be thinking about during the minute’s silence at 11am on 11 November and share it using the hashtag, #1MS (1 Minute’s Silence).

Media release — Who do you remember during a minute's silence

Friday, 2 November 2018

Thousands of ex-service men and women across Australia are set to benefit from a new initiative to connect them with employment opportunities.

Joint media release — Jobs for veterans

Friday, 2 November 2018

An Australian veteran who served in Afghanistan, Jesse Bird, tragically died of suicide on 27 June 2017 at the age of 32.

Media release — Bird Inquiry independent reviewer

Saturday, 27 October 2018

The third meeting of federal, state and territory Ministers responsible for veterans’ issues was held on the final day of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 to discuss opportunities for closer collaboration in supporting Australia’s veterans and their families.

Joint communiqué — Veterans’ Ministers’ meeting

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Veterans and their families are at the centre of a fresh package of initiatives from our government to recognise their vital role and service to Australia.

Joint media statement — Recognising and respecting our veterans

Thursday, 25 October 2018

More than 660 community projects commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of the First World War are set to share in more than $5.3 million under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program.

Media release — Grants help communities commemorate Centenary of Armistice

Thursday, 25 October 2018

More than $824,000 of funding under the latest round of Veteran and Community Grants (VCG) program will soon be provided to community groups supporting veterans.

Media release — Funding to support veterans and their communities

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

I ask leave of the House to give the second annual Ministerial Statement on Veterans and Their Families. Almost two million Australian servicemen and women have served our nation since Federation. And to those men and women, to those who have gone before you and to all of their families, I would like to say, quite simply – thank you for your service.

Speech Ministerial Statement – Veterans and Their Families

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) requests that Australian media use sensitivity when reporting on the mental health of serving and ex-serving ADF members and include contact details for veteran specific support channels.

DVA media advisory – Veteran Mental Health and Suicide Reporting

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Coinciding with the opening of the Invictus Games, the Australian Government Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Darren Chester, welcomed delegations from Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States to the International Ministerial Conference on Veterans’ Issues at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney on 20 and 21 October 2018.

Joint media release — International Ministerial (5-Eyes) Conference on Veterans’ Issues

Saturday, 20 October 2018

The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester will today host a meeting with visiting Veterans’ Affairs Ministers, agency heads and senior military representatives from the 5-Eyes countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Media release — Open Arms – Veterans and Families Counselling Launch

Friday, 19 October 2018

The Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) has been relaunched today as Open Arms – Veterans and Families Counselling based on feedback from veterans and veterans’ families.

Media release — Open Arms – Veterans and Families Counselling Launch

Friday, 19 October 2018

The challenges around veterans transitioning from the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to civilian life will be the focus of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Invictus18 Symposium being held at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney today.

Media release — Transition front and centre at Invictus18 Symposium

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Minister for Veterans' Affairs Darren Chester today opened the Veterans' Families and Veterans' Employment forums in Sydney ahead of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018.

Media release — Forums focus on veterans' families and employment

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Most Australian military families are resilient, healthy and financially secure, according to a joint Department of Defence and Department of Veterans' Affairs study, released today.

Media release — Study finds most military families resilient, healthy, financially secure

Friday, 18 January 2019

View either the online or PDF version of the Annual Report 2017–18

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

THE sacrifice of Australian Prisoners of War (POWs) who worked on the Thai–Burma railway, including the notorious Hellfire Pass, almost 75 years ago, will be remembered today at a national service at the Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial in Ballarat, Victoria.

Media release — Nation remembers prisoners of war on the 75th anniversary of Thai-Burma Railway completion

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

More assistance is available for veteran service organisations boosting support for veterans and their families in the electorate of Hinkler in Queensland, Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Darren Chester, announced today.

Media release — Enhanced services to be provided to veterans and their families in Queensland

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Maryborough residents' keen interest in military history, commemoration and education will be on show today with Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Darren Chester, visiting the Gallipoli to Armistice Military Trail, and the Maryborough Special School.

Joint media release — Military history, commemoration and education thrives in Maryborough

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

As part of the Australian Government's Veteran and Community Grants (V&CG) program, funding of more than $45,000 will be provided to the Tin Can Bay RSL in support to upgrading its facilities including external shade areas for members' use.

Joint media release — Veterans and Community Grant for Tin Can Bay RSL

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Returned and Services League (RSL) Sub-branches have been commended for their role in keeping veterans informed, active and involved.

Joint media release — RSL sub-branches key to continued veteran engagement

Monday, 8 October 2018

Discussing veteran issues and meeting former members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) were a key focus of Minister for Veterans' Affairs Darren Chester's visit to Townsville today.

Media release — Minister Chester in Townsville to discuss veteran issues

Monday, 8 October 2018

Today, Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Darren Chester, and Member for Groom, Dr John McVeigh, met with numerous Ex-Service Organisations (ESOs) in the Toowoomba region and announced more than $20,000 in funding will be provided through the Armistice Centenary Grants Program (ACGP) to the Toowoomba United RSL Sub-Branch.

Joint media release — More support offered to Toowoomba veterans

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Veteran pension payments have increased in line with the biannual indexation process.

Media release — Veteran pension set to increase

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

More than $138,000 in funding will be shared amongst national ex-service organisations to assist them in improving their service delivery to veterans.

Media release — Funding for national ex-service

Monday, 24 September 2018

NOMINATIONS for the Veterans’ Employment Awards, established under the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program, opened today.

Media release — Veterans’ Employment Program - nominations for 2019 awards open

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Veterans’ Health Week is a fantastic opportunity for the public to support and attend the many different events and activities all over the country to positively engage with veterans and their families to promote the benefits of good nutrition.

Media release — Nutrition is the key theme for Veterans' Health Week 2018

Friday, 21 September 2018

THE Government today acknowledged the release of two reports from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) — the 2018 update on the Causes of death among serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel: 2002–2015, and the National suicide monitoring of serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel.

Media release — Accessible mental health support for veterans

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Funding of more than $170,000 will be provided to community groups supporting veterans under the latest round of the Veteran and Community Grants program.

Media release — Supporting veterans and their communities

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

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