Darryl Shipp

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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