Partners of Veterans Association (PVA) is looking for expressions of interest to gauge the interest, need and potential benefits of the “Shethrives” program to participants in order to support establishment of this program in an enduring and sustainable manner, ensuring as many partners have best practice support to return to and thrive in their homes, community […]

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Mr Dan Tehan today encouraged Australians to visit The Anzac Portal website after a recent renovation. The Anzac Portal website aims to promote awareness of Australia’s wartime history.  Mr Tehan said the portal now contained information and educational resources spanning campaigns from the First World War to contemporary military and peacekeeping operations. To coincide […]

Address by George Mansford (Cairns 18 August 2017) Today throughout our nation there will be gatherings such as ours to reflect on our involvement in the Vietnam War and above all, to honour our fallen. In doing so, we also pay our deepest respect to yet another generation of our military currently on operations. It […]

TWO events this week demonstrated Australia’s enduring leadership in regional military affairs. It can be a long time between drinks in military circles, where it is usually the experience old friendships can be instantly rekindled even after long separations. Such is now the case with Vietnam where after a visit this week by Defence Minister […]

THE TOWNSVILLE BULLETIN TACKLING BUREAUCRATIC INTRANSIGENCE – Bulletin Editor Ben English has championed veterans issues since assuming the role. This compassionate, insightful and powerful editorial deserves to be shared. “WHEN Australia’s repatriation department was established after World War I, a fundamental principle in determining any benefits claim was when in doubt, the veteran should be given […]

      GENERAL – ALL PERIODS (Available material to date covers Officer Training and Officer Postings; publications in relation to Other Ranks & Senior NCOs will be added as and when produced)   COULTHARD-CLARK, Chris – DUNTROON The Royal Military College of Australia 1911-1986 Allen and Unwin, Sydney, 1986 ISBN: 0 86861 883 7 Appendices, References, […]

The first Kookaburra Kids Foundation camp for children of current and former Australian Defence Force (ADF) families affected by mental illness will take place this weekend. The camp will give the children the opportunity to have fun in a supportive environment while also learning about mental illness and developing coping and resilience skills. More than […]

Hi Guys, I was hoping you could post/send our event details for Homeless Veterans, per attached?  Would love to catch up/see you there?  We had to bring the event forward this year from October, given 7th Brigade are away, we had to change.  Any support you can provide, would be humbly appreciated.   Yours sincerely, Martin […]

I am getting increasingly concerned and disappointed in the foul language, hostile vitriol, playing the man and the woman, instead of the ball with what I see and read on social media.  In normal circumstances I would simply ignore this nasty and focused attack on the employees of the Department of Veteran Affairs but when […]

This Part covers the very large field of smaller articles and other data which appear in both Infantry and other publications on the RAR. Major series are described below, with specific articles then listed under the applicable war/deployment using the  acronym of the parent journal/periodical. Where known, e-links are provided to the increasing number of […]

The Hon Amanda Rishworth MP Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs replies to the DVA Minister Tehan’s address to Parliament. see the video here

The first annual Ministerial Statement on Veterans and Their Families.was tabled in the House of Representatives today 14th August 2017 “As the Prime Minister has said, in these centenary years of Anzac, we best honour the Diggers of the First World War by supporting the servicemen and women, the veterans and the families of today. […]