Category: Minister for Veterans

Critical Funding Boost For Local RSLs

The Andrews Labor Government will provide $100,000 for critical works at Oakleigh Carnegie RSL and Cheltenham Moorabbin RSL. Minister for Veterans Affairs John Eren announced the funding boost which will provide $50,000 to each RSL through the Veterans Capital Works Minor Grant Program. The program is a new $1 million initiative that was announced in […]

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Free Public Transport On Vietnam Veterans’ Day

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for more Victorians to pay their respects this Vietnam Veterans Day, with free public transport to the Shrine of Remembrance and local commemoration services. Veterans and war widows are encouraged to wear their medals, and members of the Australian Defence Force to wear uniform or show their […]

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Supporting those who serve our nation

The Andrews Labor Government will give Victoria’s veterans the recognition and support they deserve, as part of the Victorian Budget 2018/19. This year’s Budget will invest $5.5 million over four years to deliver programs that help commemorate the sacrifices made by our veterans, with extra support to help them transition into civilian life. The Budget […]

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One Million Visitors Pay Their Respects At Shrine

More than one million people have visited the Shrine of Remembrance for a third year straight – proving that Victorians are as engaged as ever with our nation’s wartime history. Since 1934, Victorians have come together at the Shrine to honour the fallen, and to learn more about our national story. The Shrine’s Galleries of […]

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Helping Veterans And Their Families Call Victoria Home

New online resources are now available to help veterans settle and find a new career in Victoria after leaving the Australian Defence Force. Victoria is attracting over 500 veterans as new residents each year and the Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for them to access services and find a job. Transitioning out of […]

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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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