Monthly Archives: March 2017

Defence Department must end mental health stigma to help reduce suicide risk, report says

Australia’s Defence community must change its culture and end negative stereotypes about mental health to ensure members and veterans get the help they need, a national report has found. The […]

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Government action on NMHC review

The Government will make the development of strategies to support former members of the Australian Defence Force who are under 30 and have recently left the military a priority. Minister […]

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Local community commemorative projects receive a boost

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today announced that 55 community projects honouring Australia’s wartime history would receive more than $145,000 in funding. Mr Tehan said the projects, funded under […]

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Enhanced support for veterans’ employment

Improvements to the Government’s jobactive website are helping veterans find work. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan and Minister for Employment Michaelia Cash today welcomed the response of Australian employers […]

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Promoting mental health support for our veterans

The Government has launched a digital advertising campaign to inform current and former members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) about accessing free treatment for five mental health conditions. “Anyone […]

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Transforming Health News – March 2017

Read the March edition of Transforming Health below: Newsletter March 2017 Read previous editions and sign up to the Newsletter HERE. 

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Honouring WWII Bomber Command veterans

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today announced a $50,000 grant to help World War II veterans of Bomber Command Operations travel to Canberra and attend the 75th anniversary commemorations […]

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Government welcomes NMHC review into veterans’ mental health

The Government today received the National Mental Health Commission’s (NMHC) review of suicide and self-harm services for veterans and members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Minister for Veterans’ Affairs […]

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Seeking descendants of Indigenous ‘Diggers’ of the Australian Light Horse

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan is calling for descendants of Indigenous Australian soldiers who took part in the Battle of Beersheba and the Sinai-Palenstine campaign to take part in […]

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Veteran Pensions set to increase

Veteran pension payments have increased in line with the biannual indexation process. Pension recipients including veterans, their partners, war widows and widowers, across Australia will be paid the increase from […]

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