Putting veterans and their families first – new study to improve advocacy services

A MAJOR study to improve advocacy services for veterans and their families has commenced under the leadership of the former Chair of the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce, Mr Robert Cornall AO. Minister […]

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Message from the Secretary of DVA, Mr Simon Lewis PSM

The Prime Minister has announced that I will be retiring from the Australian Public Service on Friday 18 May 2018. I have been honoured to have served as the Secretary […]

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Opening of Partnership Hub

At 12 noon, Friday, 20 April 2018 the Premier of South Australia, the Hon Steven Marshall MP will officially open the Partnership Hub at The Jamie Larcombe Centre. An initiative […]

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Anzac Day Commemoration Fund – Applications Closing Soon

The South Australian Government is offering grants to assist and support educational and commemorative activities to honour Australia’s war and service history. The Anzac Day Commemoration Fund is now open […]

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Australian Veteran Respite Programs

Australian Veteran Respite Programs is an initiative created from the original “Robe to Recovery” model established by the community of Robe in 2015. A simple concept that provides opportunity for […]

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Chairman’s Corner

I assumed the role of Acting Chairman of the Veterans’ Advisory Council (VAC) in October 2017, following the short illness and passing of AVM Brent Espeland AM. It was a […]

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April VAC Key Outcomes

  The Veterans’ Advisory Council (VAC) met on Thursday, 12 April 2018, in the Combined Mess at Torrens Parade Ground. The VAC’s overarching theme for 2018 is ADF transition with […]

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A Matter of trust: Dayaks and Z Special Unit operatives in Borneo, 1945 exhibition

The Australian War Memorial will launch their new exhibition A matter of trust: Dayaks and Z Special Unit operatives in Borneo, 1945 on Thursday 12 April 2018. The exhibition tells the […]

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Dreaming Soldiers to be released later this year

Dreaming Soldiers is written by South Australian Author Catherine Bauer and will be released in August 2018. It is a powerful and moving story about true mateship .  A window […]

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Minister Welcomes new Department Secretary appointment

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester MP has welcomed the appointment of Ms Liz Cosson AM CSC as Department Secretary. Ms Cosson replaces Simon Lewis who has served in the role […]

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