Category Archive: DVA Press Releases

Aug 26

GREATER ACCESS TO HEALTH AND WELLBEING SERVICES FOR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES THROUGH FACEBOOK

Monday, 18 August 2014  GREATER ACCESS TO HEALTH AND WELLBEING SERVICES FOR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES THROUGH FACEBOOK   As part of the Abbott Government’s ongoing commitment to increasing the accessibility of veteran mental health support, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator the Hon Michael Ronaldson today launched an integrated social media presence for the Veterans …

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Aug 26

CUTTING RED TAPE FOR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES

Thursday, 21 August 2014    CUTTING RED TAPE FOR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES   Current serving ADF members, including Reservists, who hold a purple ADF ID card will benefit from a new DVA and Defence move to reduce red tape in the claims application process, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Senator the Hon Michael Ronaldson announced today. …

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Aug 26

SUFFERING OF SANDAKAN POWs REMEMBERED

Friday, 15 August 2014                                                                                                SUFFERING OF SANDAKAN POWs REMEMBERED   The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, today urged all Australians to remember Sandakan Day and especially those Australians who suffered acts of cruelty during the Second World War. “Today we mark Sandakan Day – a day to remember those who …

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Aug 13

RESTORATION OF VETERAN ADVOCACY AND SUPPORT FUNDING DELIVERED

Thursday, 7 August 2014                                                                                                                   VA055   RESTORATION OF VETERAN ADVOCACY AND SUPPORT FUNDING DELIVERED The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator the Hon Michael Ronaldson, today announced $3.8 million in funding to deliver important support services to Australia’s ex-service community. “The Abbott Government has restored advocacy and support funding for the veteran community which was cut …

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Jul 09

INTERNATIONAL SHIPS TO JOIN THE ALBANY CONVOY

INTERNATIONAL SHIPS TO JOIN THE ALBANY CONVOY   The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson today confirmed international ships from Japan and New Zealand will join Royal Australian Navy vessels in the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event in October. Click in the …

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Jul 09

NEW WEBSITE LINKS VETERANS TO SUPPORT WHEN THEY NEED IT

NEW WEBSITE LINKS VETERANS TO SUPPORT WHEN THEY NEED IT The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson has officially launched a new dedicated website for the Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) at the South Australian RSL Congress in Adelaide today. VVCS is a free and confidential service that offers eligible …

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Jul 07

HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPORT FOR VIETNAM VETERANS’ CHILDREN

HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPORT FOR VIETNAM VETERANS’ CHILDREN Students from around Australia will be given a helping hand as they prepare for study this year with funding through the Long Tan Bursary Scheme, the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson announced today. Click on the link to view the rest of this release: …

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Jul 04

STRENGTHENING ACCESS TO MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR FORMER

Today the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator the Hon Michael Ronaldson, announced three major initiatives which expand existing mental health services for veterans and their families. Click on the link to read the Media Release- Ronaldson Release VA041 Strengthening Mental health

Jul 04

START THE JOURNEY BACK TO GOOD MENTAL HEALTH

A new YouTube video has been launched highlighting the help available to veterans from the Affairs. The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, launched the ‘Start the journey back to good mental health’ clip at the Victorian RSL Congress in Melbourne.   Click on the link to read the Media Release- VA043 …

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Jul 04

FIRST GLIMPSE INSIDE WW1 SUBMARINE WRECK IN TURKEY

  More than 99 years after she fell in battle in the First World War, ‘a project to record, preserve and tell the story of the Australian submarine HMAS AE2, lying at the bottom of Turkey’s Sea of Marmara, is underway’, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson announced today.   Click on …

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