Topic: Veterans

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, 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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Veterans

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Veterans

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Veterans

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Veterans

Special Exemption For First Home Buyers In Defence Forces

Victorian members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) are set to receive a special exemption under the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG). Recognising that ADF personnel often cannot live at home while they serve abroad or live on base, the Andrews Labor Government’s Victorian Budget 2017/18 includes an exemption for our servicemen and women from […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Veterans

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Veterans

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Veterans

Remembering Our Veterans

Victorians will pause today to honour the brave Australian servicemen and women who have defended our nation at war. At schools, businesses and homes all over the state, communities will reflect on Remembrance Day by marking a minute’s silence, or by purchasing a poppy from the volunteers collecting for the RSL Remembrance Day Poppy Appeal. […]

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