Topic: Veterans

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Veterans

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Veterans

Paying Homage To Lemnos And Remembering Our World War One Veterans

Victoria’s proud links with Lemnos have been observed at a special event marking the island’s place in Australia’s wartime history. Lemnos, located in the northern Aegean Sea some 80 kilometres from Gallipoli, was home to the 3rd Australian General Hospital in World War One, and was where most soldiers wounded at Gallipoli were sent for […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

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