Category Archive: DVA Press Releases

Aug 17

DVA Media Release Ceremony Long Tan Vietnam

Click the link below (joint media release) to read the Joint Media Release for the cancellation of the Ceremony at Long Tan in Vietnam!   JOINT MEDIA RELEASE

Sep 22

WEBCLAIM ONLINE SERVICE FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

Thursday, 18 September 2014  WEBCLAIM ONLINE SERVICE FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) has launched a new online claims system for allied health providers servicing the veteran community. DVA Webclaim is a no-cost online service that has been developed specifically to help reduce the administrative costs and practice resources required to …

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Sep 22

EXPERTS DISCOVER GALLIPOLI BATTLEFIELD CLUES

Tuesday, 16 September 2014  EXPERTS DISCOVER GALLIPOLI BATTLEFIELD CLUES A team of eminent archaeologists, historians and researchers from Australia, New Zealand and Turkey have uncovered more than 14 kilometres of trench – much of it in the original frontline – leading to rare insights into the often forgotten struggles of those who fought on the …

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Sep 15

COMMEMORATING AUSTRALIA’S PEACEKEEPERS

Sunday, 14 September 2014   COMMEMORATING AUSTRALIA’S PEACEKEEPERS   Today, Australian Peacekeepers Day, is a time to acknowledge the men and women who played an important role in restoring peace and harmony in areas affected by conflict around the globe. Since Australia’s commitment to the first United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in September 1947, Australian military, …

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Sep 15

NEW INITIATIVE LINKING INJURED VETERANS TO EMPLOYMENT

Friday, 12 September 2014  NEW INITIATIVE LINKING INJURED VETERANS TO EMPLOYMENT   Recognising the unique nature of military service, I am pleased to announce a new trial initiative that will help wounded, injured or ill veterans achieve employment opportunities as part of their recovery.  As a nation, we owe a great debt to the men …

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Sep 12

REMARKS AT THE BITA PAKA COMMEMORATIVE EVENT

Thursday, 11 September 2014   REMARKS AT THE BITA PAKA COMMEMORATIVE EVENT One hundred years ago, the land on which we stand was a possession of the German Empire, a possession that was won and lost in war. It was a sign of the times that this far-flung colonial outpost, of questionable strategic importance to the …

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Sep 12

AUSTRALIA’S FIRST ACTION OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR REMEMBERED

Thursday, 11 September 2014   AUSTRALIA’S FIRST ACTION OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR REMEMBERED   Today we mark the centenary of Australia’s first campaign of the First World War and remember in particular the six men who fell in the brief but bitter encounter at Bita Paka in German New Guinea. The Battle of Bita Paka …

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Sep 12

AUSTRALIANS SHARING COMMEMORATIVE EXPERIENCES ONLINE

Thursday, 11 September 2014  AUSTRALIANS SHARING COMMEMORATIVE EXPERIENCES ONLINE   Today, I am pleased to launch the Anzac Centenary Facebook Photo app to help Australians to get involved in the Anzac Centenary from anywhere in the world. During the Centenary of Anzac, we mark a century of service and sacrifice, encompassing all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations in …

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Sep 08

BATTLE FOR AUSTRALIA DAY 2014

Wednesday, 3 September 2014 BATTLE FOR AUSTRALIA DAY 2014 Each year, on the first Wednesday in September, we commemorate Battle for Australia Day, marking the defeat of Japanese forces in the Battle of Milne Bay. We remember those who fought and died defending our nation during the Second World War. This day of remembrance recognises …

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Sep 08

REMEMBERING OUR MERCHANT MARINERS

Wednesday, 3 September 2014 REMEMBERING OUR MERCHANT MARINERS Today, on Merchant Navy Day, we remember the largely unsung heroes of war, the Australian Defence Force personnel and civilian seamen who served in Merchant Navies across the world. Their service during the Second World War is especially significant today as we also mark the 75th anniversary …

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