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Australian Defence Veterans’ Covenant

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The Australian Government is developing an Australian Defence Veterans’ Covenant to recognise the unique nature of military service and support veterans and their families.

A new Veteran Card, Veterans’ Lapel Pin and Reservists’ Lapel Pin underpin the Covenant.

Veteran Card

The Veteran Card will make it easier for Australians to recognise and respect the contribution that veterans have made to Australia and for our veterans to connect with the broader Australian community.

The card will be made available to anyone who has served in the Australian Defence Force with one day of continuous full-time service.

Eligible Reservists, including those engaged in Disaster Relief Service, Border Protection Service, or involved in a serious service-related training accident, will also be able to access the new card.

The recognition card will support up to 600,000 veterans in Australia.

The card will help Australian businesses, service providers and community organisations to identify veterans so they can offer their acknowledgement and respect.  For example, the card could provide a platform for businesses and community groups to provide tangible recognition and service to holders of the card.

Businesses, organisations and individuals can choose to make use of the existing DVA Gold, White and Orange cards at any time.

Veterans’ Lapel Pin and Reservists’ Lapel Pin

The Veterans’ Lapel Pin and Reservists’ Lapel Pin provide a way for the public to recognise and connect with veterans and acknowledge their service to the nation. The pins will help identify veterans when they aren’t wearing their uniform or medals.

The pins are in development and will be made available in 2019.

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