Media Releases

THE TOWNSVILLE BULLETIN TACKLING BUREAUCRATIC INTRANSIGENCE – Bulletin Editor Ben English has championed veterans issues since assuming the role. This compassionate, insightful and powerful editorial deserves to be shared. “WHEN Australia’s repatriation department was established after World War I, a fundamental principle in determining any benefits claim was when in doubt, the veteran should be given […]

The first annual Ministerial Statement on Veterans and Their Families.was tabled in the House of Representatives today 14th August 2017 “As the Prime Minister has said, in these centenary years of Anzac, we best honour the Diggers of the First World War by supporting the servicemen and women, the veterans and the families of today. […]

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs office in Townsville is not closing. READ MORE

The Turnbull Government will ensure all Australian Defence Force Personnel (ADF) are ready for the opportunities of post-service life. Getting a good job, launching a new career is essential to ensuring our veterans make the most successful transition from the ADF. Our ADF personnel leave the military with unique skills and can make valuable contributions […]

The Government will get a better understanding of homelessness in the veteran community through a research project announced today 4th November 2016. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan said the University of New South Wales and the University of Adelaide had been engaged to conduct research into homelessness in the veteran community. The Australian Housing […]

There is the bravery of the men and women who serve in our armed forces who knowingly put their own life at risk in defence of our country. And there is bravery in asking for help and bravery in asking someone you know if they need help, no matter how uncomfortable that conversation. We all […]

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan praised the veterans who volunteer their time to support other veterans with mental health issues as he toured the Peer to Peer Support Network pilot program in Townsville today. Mr Tehan visited the premises of Mates4Mates to meet volunteer mentors taking part in a mental health support trial and […]

Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs M E D I A S T A T E M E N T Monday, 25 February 2013 Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial The Australian War Memorial has, under successive Australian Governments, always enjoyed appropriate independence from interference by the government of […]

April 23, 2012 A new pin will recognise the role family members make when Australian military personnel serve overseas, Prime Minister Julia Gillard says. Ms Gillard said at the Kranji War Memorial in Singapore that Australian soldiers make an honourable contribution to the nation while serving overseas but their families also made significant sacrifices. “This […]

Over the past fortnight there have been technical issues which have prevented distribution of media releases to the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs subscription list. This has now been resolved and media releases issued over this time can be found at Tuesday, 29 November 2011 VA107 BROADBAND NETWORK PROVIDES IN-HOME HEALTHCARE The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Warren […]