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Funding awarded to support commemoration activities

Jan 2022|Categories: Media Release|

Fifteen South Australian organisations and community groups will share in more than $83,000 in grant funding to support 2022 commemoration projects and activities. The successful 2021-22 Anzac Day Commemoration Fund grant program recipients announced today, will support initiatives that educate the South Australian community about the significance of Anzac Day or commemorate Australia’s military heritage. Premier Steven Marshall emphasised the [...]

Grants open for our veteran community

Dec 2021|Categories: Media Release|

The Hon Andrew Gee MP: The 2021-22 rounds of the Veteran and Community Grants and Supporting Younger Veterans Grants are now open for applications. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Andrew Gee said the grants deliver valuable funding to local community organisations providing activities and services that support the wellbeing of veterans and their families. “Recent grant funding has [...]

New Strategic Plan for South Australian veterans’ and their families launched

Nov 2021|Categories: Media Release|

New Strategic Plan for South Australian veterans’ and their families launched Data-informed policy, empowering community, promoting inclusion and honouring service have been identified as the key priorities for the next 10 years in Veterans SA’s first Strategic Outlook released today. Veterans SA Director Chantelle Bohan said the strategy would guide the activities of the agency over the next decade. “The [...]

Bringing support to veterans in the Riverland

Nov 2021|Categories: Media Release|

Veterans SA will embark on a two-day outreach visit to the Riverland in November 2021. The visit has been planned with the support of local councils and support organisations to connect veterans and their families in the Riverland with support services. The Veterans SA team will be joined by representatives from Australian Partners of Defence (APOD), the Legacy Club of [...]

Department of Veterans’ Affairs – Veteran Mental Health and Wellbeing Plan and the National Action Plan

May 2020|Categories: Media Release|

The Department of Veterans' Affairs have released a new four-year Veteran Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy and National Action Plan. The strategy aims to reduce the risk of suicide and improve the mental health and wellbeing of Australia’s veterans and their families. Click here to view the media release.

New Patrol Boats to Boost Navy Capability

Apr 2020|Categories: Media Release|

New Patrol Boats to Boost Navy Capability The Morrison Government is investing around $350 million for the build program of six new Cape Class Patrol Boats for the Royal Australian Navy. The vessels will be built by Western Australian company Austal, securing Australian shipbuilding jobs and maintaining strong border protection. The Australian Border Force currently operates eight Cape Class Patrol [...]

Media Release – The Hon Darren Chester MP – Veteran Pensions Set To Increase

Mar 2020|Categories: Media Release|

MEDIA RELEASE 20 March 2020 VETERAN PENSIONS SET TO INCREASE Veteran pension payments will increase in March in line with the biannual indexation process. Pension recipients including veterans, their partners, war widows and widowers across Australia will see the increase from 20 March 2020. Due to the calculation of pension rates on a daily basis, the first pension indexed on [...]

Media Release – The Hon Darren Chester MP – Cancellation of 2020 Anzac Day services overseas

Mar 2020|Categories: Media Release|

MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday, 18 March 2020 ANZAC DAY 2020 SERVICES The Australian Government has today made the difficult decision to cancel all Australian-led overseas Anzac Day services. Australia has been well-prepared in its response to Coronavirus and has focused on measures to slow its spread, ensuring the health and wellbeing of Australians as the highest priority. The decision to cancel [...]

Media Release – The Hon Darren Chester MP – Understanding and preventing veteran suicide

Mar 2020|Categories: Media Release|

MEDIA RELEASE Monday, 16 March 2020 UNDERSTANDING AND PREVENTING VETERAN SUICIDE   ALL governments are committed to ensuring we are doing all we can to prevent suicide among our serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel following the recent Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister for Defence Personnel Darren Chester said the agreement [...]

Media Release – The Hon Darren Chester MP – Health and Stimulus Packages Support Veteran Community

Mar 2020|Categories: Media Release|

MEDIA RELEASE Monday, 16 March 2020 HEALTH AND STIMULUS PACKAGES SUPPORT VETERAN COMMUNITY THE Government is doing everything it can to protect our nation from the health and economic impacts of this global health issue, including veterans and their families. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester said veterans and their families will benefit from the Government’s commitment of $2.4 billion [...]

Statement from RSL South Australia – Cancellation of Anzac Day Services 2020

Mar 2020|Categories: Media Release, News|

MEDIA STATEMENT 17th March 2020 CANCELLATION OF ANZAC DAY SERVICES 2020 In light of the current COVID19 virus and after discussion with the South Australian Government and Northern Territory Government last night and in consultation with State Board Members, it has been agreed that ANZAC Day Services throughout South Australia and the Northern Territory will be cancelled for 2020. This [...]

Chester Media Release – Supporting local communities to remember our service personnel

Mar 2020|Categories: Media Release|

SUPPORTING LOCAL COMMUNITIES TO REMEMBER OUR SERVICE PERSONNEL   Memorials, commemorative sites and activities aimed at preserving our military history will be funded right across Australia as part of the latest round of Saluting Their Service (STS) grants announced today. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester said the grants would support communities in recognising local Australian Defence Force service, with [...]

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