Category Archive: General Information Updates

Jun 20

VIETNAM VETERANS DAY, 18TH AUGUST, 2016

Vietnam Veterans Day 50th Anniversary Ceremony for 2016 at ANZAC Square Brisbane.

Oct 07

Portable Military Memorabilia Display.

Portable Military Memorabilia Display. The volunteer Curator of the Gold Coast War Museum, Mr. Bob Meehan OAM (a Vietnam War Veteran)has extended his activities in order to provide military memorabilia displays, free of charge,  to organisations such as Schools, Defence Establishments,  Services Clubs and Ex-Service Organisations. The original concept was displays of memorabilia depicting each …

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Oct 07

VICTORIA’S EX-SERVICE COMMUNITY GETS CREATIVE

Friday, 26 September 2014  VICTORIA’S EX-SERVICE COMMUNITY GETS CREATIVE The creative talents of members of Victoria’s ex-service community will be celebrated today at the official launch of the 2014 Victorian Veteran Community Story Writing and Art Competition (SWAC) exhibition. Today I have the privilege of viewing the 401 entries that have been submitted across the …

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Oct 07

WAR veterans will be forced to queue at Centrelink

WAR veterans will be forced to queue at Centrelink when the Department of Veterans Affairs closes its Frankston office next month. A department spokesman, who declined to be named, confirmed the office would close on October 17 and its services would move to the Centrelink office in Davey St. Frankston Mayor Darrel Taylor, who served …

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Jul 15

Afghanistan – Avenue of Honour

  Below is a copy of an email received from Graham Anderson OAM JP National Secretary Vietnam Veterans’ Association of Australia Inc.   Yesterday I fulfilled a special wish on my ‘bucket list’. We travelled to Yungaburra on the Atherton Tablelands to visit the ‘Avenue of Honour’ a very moving memorial to those who lost …

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Jul 15

Doin’ IT For The Troops DVD Now on Sale.

Doin’ IT For The Troops DVD play list is as follows: Doin’ It For The Troops is narrated by award winning artist Amber Lawrence. The DVD beings with a live to camera speech from General Peter Cosgrove (Ret’d) – now Governor General of Australia Shout – Performed by Kylie Minogue & John Farnham Shadow Boxer …

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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

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