Monthly Archives: August 2016

Roving Cheer-Up Hut to visit Mount Gambier

A Cheer-Up Hut – first erected in 1915 as a rest and recreation venue for soldiers – will reappear in Mount Gambier this September to provide a focal point for […]

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Cheer-Up Hut – FAQs

WHAT IS THE CHEER-UP HUT CLUB? Prior to attending the Mount Gambier Cheer-Up Hut, local residents are invited to join the Cheer-Up Hut Club – an online digital storytelling club that provides […]

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Australians urged to support Legacy during annual appeal

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today paid tribute to Legacy for its important work supporting families of veterans. Mr Tehan will lay a wreath during a ceremony today at […]

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A week to give back to those who have given everything

For close to a century, Australian veterans have honoured the pledge made by the original ANZACs to care for the ‘missus and kids’ of their fallen comrades. What is often […]

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Students honour Australian Vietnam veterans

The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Dan Tehan, today congratulated the winners of the Honouring Australian Vietnam Veterans secondary schools’ competition. Mr Tehan said the competition encouraged students in years 9 […]

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Veterans helping veterans receive $4m boost

The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Dan Tehan, today announced more than $4 million in Government funding for essential advice, advocacy and welfare services for veterans, serving members and their families, war […]

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DVA supports vibrant veteran networks

The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Dan Tehan, today announced 15 ex-service organisations would share in nearly $140,000 Grants in Aid funding in 2016–17. “The Grants in Aid program provides administrative […]

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Vietnam Veterans Day and the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan

Today is Vietnam Veterans’ Day when Australia honours the service and sacrifice of nearly 60,000 men and women who served in the Vietnam War. Australians served in Vietnam from 1962 […]

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Cancellation of the 50th Anniversary Service at Long Tan

The Vietnamese Government has advised the Australian Government that it will not permit the ceremony to commemorate Vietnam Veteran’s Day at the Long Tan cross site at 15:30 on 18 […]

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Victory in the Pacific Day

Today Australia acknowledges Victory in the Pacific Day, commemorating 71 years since the end of the Second World War. Nearly one million Australians served in WWII and more than 30,000 […]

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