Topic: 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. […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Veterans

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Veterans

Acting Ministerial Arrangements

Martin Foley will be acting Minister for Sport and Philip Dalidakis acting Minister for Veterans, Tourism and Major Events, while our colleague and friend John Eren recovers. John suffered a heart attack yesterday and underwent a procedure to insert a stent. I am pleased to report that he’s in good spirits and is expected to […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Statement From The Premier

Our thoughts and prayers are with our dear friend and colleague John Eren tonight, following a heart attack this afternoon. On behalf of the Government, I offer every support and our best wishes to John, his wife Geraldine and their children during this time. Earlier today, he was taken to Geelong University Hospital with discomfort […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

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, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Veterans