Monthly Archives: April 2017

Hieu Van Le: The Anzac Centenary Memorial Walk is a very special place and a lasting reminder of the human cost of war

That human cost is most starkly represented by the more than 102,000 service personnel, many from South Australia, who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. We know, though, […]

Read full story

PM’s suprise visit to Aussie troops

PRIME MINISTER: Here in the quiet dawn in the desert in the Middle East, over 500 Australians and New Zealanders gathered in quiet remembrance, as we do on Anzac Day […]

Read full story

Franco-Australian Museum re-opens in Villers-Bretonneux

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today officially re-opened the extensively refurbished Franco-Australian Museum at Villers-Bretonneux in France, in company with the local Mayor, Mr Patrick Simon. Mr Tehan said the […]

Read full story

The Australian Poppy Garden opens in Passchendaele

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today inaugurated the Australian Poppy Garden in Zonnebeke, Belgium, as part of the Passchendaele Memorial Garden project.  Nine nations who fought in the Battle […]

Read full story

Anzac Day 2017

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan said on Anzac Day Australians would stop, pause and reflect on the service and sacrifice of those who have defended our nation and our values. […]

Read full story

Anzac Day 2017 address at Villers-Bretonneux Dawn Service

“My Dear Mother and Father, “In a very short time I am going into action again and as I may not have time later on I am writing to give […]

Read full story

Australians Commemorate Anzac Day

Australians have honoured the sacrifice of our service men and women at hundreds of Anzac Day ceremonies today throughout the country and around the world. Speaking at the Dawn Service […]

Read full story

The Centenary of the Battle of Bullecourt

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs today paid tribute to the Australians who fought and died at the Battle of Bullecourt as he attended a commemoration service to mark the 100th anniversary […]

Read full story

Remembering the Battle of Kapyong

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today encouraged Australians to pause and reflect on the service and sacrifice of those who fought in one of the decisive battles of the […]

Read full story

Enhanced program helps veterans get back to sport

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan said the Government was helping amputee veterans play sport and lead a more active life. Mr Tehan today announced that prosthetic recreational sports aids […]

Read full story