Topic: Veterans

Giving Back To Our Dedicated Veterans

The Andrews Labor Government is doing more to support Victoria’s veteran community by upgrading a dedicated mental health precinct. Minister for Veterans Robin Scott was at Austin Health’s Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital today to announce $75,000 to refurbish the outdoor area of the Coral-Balmoral Building. It forms part of the hospital’s dedicated mental health precinct. The […]

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Honouring The Service Of Victorian Veterans

The Andrews Labor Government is doing more to honour the service of veterans with the unveiling of a new memorial in Sale. Minister for Veterans Robin Scott was at the Sale Cenotaph today to attend the dedication of 10 new signs marking the service of Australians in various conflicts from World War One to modern […]

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Keeping The Legacy Of Our Veterans Alive

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping the legacy of our veterans alive with a round of new grants to support and bolster the community. Marking Remembrance Day, Minister for Veterans Robin Scott today announced 84 projects right across the state that will share in $1.4 million as part of a range of grants to support […]

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Introducing Weekly Last Post Services At The Shrine

Weekly Last Post services will now be held every Sunday at the Shrine of Remembrance to honour the work and sacrifice of Victoria’s veterans. Fulfilling a pre-election commitment, the weekly services will kick off from this weekend and will run each Sunday from 4.45pm to 5.00pm. The inaugural Last Post Service will acknowledge 85 years […]

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Introducing The New Victorian Veterans Council Chair

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed Roger Clifton as the new Chairperson of the Victorian Veterans Council. Mr Clifton currently serves as a Trustee of the Shrine of Remembrance and has had a successful executive career, with roles in advertising, marketing and business strategy. He is a Vietnam veteran, having served from 1970 to 1971. […]

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Making Veterans Museum Trips Free For All Students

The Andrews Labor Government is doing more to ensure the sacrifice and experiences of Vietnam veterans are not forgotten, with new initiatives including free trips to the National Vietnam Veterans Museum for all school groups. Currently, schools pay a set $10 entry fee for each student who visits the museum, which was founded and built […]

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Protecting Victorian Workers From Deadly Silica Dust

The Andrews Labor Government will launch an unprecedented compliance and enforcement blitz targeting over 300 high-risk workplaces – focusing on stonemasonry workshops to prevent the deadly lung disease silicosis. The comprehensive action plan, unveiled by Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Workplace Safety Jill Hennessy today, includes: A state-wide ban on uncontrolled dry cutting of […]

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Paying Lasting Tribute To Victoria’s Veterans

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping the legacy of our veterans alive for future generations. Minister for Veterans Robin Scott today announced 32 projects that will share in almost $420,000 to preserve memorials and tell the story of our veterans through commemorative services and education programs. The successful recipients of the Victoria Remembers Grant Program […]

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Building The Facilities Our Veterans Deserve

The Andrews Labor Government is inviting organisations that support veterans to apply now for grants of up to $200,000 to spruce up their buildings and facilities. Minister for Veterans Robin Scott today opened a new funding round for the Veterans Capital Works Grant Program, which helps eligible organisations fund facility improvements, so they can provide […]

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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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