Category: Minister for Veterans

New Advocate To Lead Veterans Employment Strategy

A new Veterans Employment Advocate will help veterans find a new career in Victoria’s public sector after leaving the Australian Defence Force. Major General David McLachlan (Rtd), former President of RSL Victoria Branch, will use his extensive expertise and sector knowledge to ensure promote the state’s Public Sector Veterans Employment Strategy, and ensure it is […]

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Getting Active To Provide More Support For Our Veterans

The Andrews Labor Government has partnered with the RSL to deliver a new program to provide more support for veterans doing it tough. Minister for Veterans John Eren joined RSL Victoria State President Dr Robert Webster and local veterans during a learn-to-surf event in Torquay to officially launch RSL Active. RSL Active is a specialised […]

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Honouring Victoria’s heroes

The Andrews Labor Government will honour Victoria’s heroes with a boost to the Shrine of Remembrance, and the job support our veterans need after serving our nation. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 will invest a record $2.8 million boost over four years to help the Shrine deliver the very best programs that teach our students Victoria’s […]

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Honouring Victoria’s Heroes

The Andrews Labor Government will honour Victoria’s heroes with a boost to the Shrine of Remembrance, and the job support our veterans need after serving our nation. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 will invest a record $2.8 million boost over four years to help the Shrine deliver the very best programs that teach our students Victoria’s […]

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Green Light For Victoria’s First Korean War Memorial

A new war memorial to honour those who served in the Korean War will be built in Melbourne’s west. Minister for Veterans John Eren joined Member for Footscray Marsha Thomson, Member for Western Metropolitan Cesar Melhem, and Korean Consul-General Mr Jo Hongju today to make the announcement.     Located in Maribyrnong’s Quarry Park, it will […]

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Giving Veterans The Job Support They Need

The Andrews Labor Government will embark on a strategy to help up to 250 young veterans transitioning back to civilian life find jobs in the public sector. The strategy is a key component of the Labor Government’s response to the Victorian Veterans Sector Study Report, which aims to help us better understand the needs of […]

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Premier’s Spirit Of Anzac Prize Winners Named

A group of Victorian students have booked their spot on study tours both at home and abroad to reflect upon the spirit of those Australians who gave their lives at war. The Andrews Labor Government today announced the successful 42 students who have been selected to take part in the Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize […]

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Bringing The Tales Of Our Veterans To Life

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with Museums Australia to give ex-service organisations new opportunities to preserve Australia’s wartime legacy. A new War Heritage Oral History Training Program is the latest initiative aimed at helping communities tell the remarkable tales of our veterans, so that future generations never forget their significant military contributions. It will […]

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New Material For School Students Studying The Vietnam War

The Andrews Labor Government is providing schools with new curriculum material to help teachers educate students about Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War. The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority has put together a comprehensive history unit that explores the controversial and complicated period in Australia’s history. It’s our way of ensuring the legacy of our […]

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Supporting War Widows And Their Families During Legacy Badge Week

Victorians can support the families of Australian defence personnel who gave their lives or health at war during Legacy Badge Week. Legacy is one of Australia’s best known charities, providing support for more than 80,000 widows and nearly 2,000 children and people with disability since 1923. In Legacy Badge Week, Victorians can purchase a pin, […]

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