Topic: 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

A deeply moving service for our Vietnam Veterans this morning.

A deeply moving service for our Vietnam Veterans this morning. Thanks @kate_arnott for this beautiful photo.

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Remembering Our Vietnam Veterans

Victorians will pause today to honour our Vietnam veterans. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Veterans John Eren will pay their respects at the Shrine of Remembrance, alongside Vietnam veterans and thousands of Victorians gathering to mark Vietnam Veterans Day. Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, where 108 young Australians […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Remembering The Battle Of Long Tan

Victorians will pay tribute to our brave servicemen and women on Vietnam Veterans Day on Thursday, the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. Minister for Veterans John Eren announced that Parliament on Thursday would be suspended until 2pm, allowing Members of Parliament to represent their communities at a special service at the Shrine […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Veterans