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Please click here for the Advocacy News, Issue 10, December 2018.  Should you have any enquires about ATDP or would like to provide feedback/comments on the newsletter, please send an email to [email protected] Kind regards, Mark McCarthy ATDP Projects and Communications Officer Employment and Rehabilitation Policy Department of Veterans’ Affairs T 02 6289 6026 | ext 616026 Email: [email protected]

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MINISTER for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Darren Chester today welcomed the Productivity Commission draft report of its inquiry into compensation and rehabilitation for veterans. “The report reinforces a commitment to putting the well-being of veterans and their families first, it outlines the importance of a whole-of-life focus and it acknowledges the key role of […]

This article was written for the South African Legion by Peter Dickens and later published in the Kenya Regiment Magazine, Mini Sitrep Kenya.  One of our members, Don Thompson kindly forwarded the publication:  I wonder whether readers realise that the ‘ two minutes silence’ and its association to Armistice Day, Remembrance Day (or 11/11). has […]

One of our regular social Members, Pat Barlow celebrated her 70th surprise birthday at the weekly morning tea on Friday 8th September with other club members.  Pat turned 70 on Tuesday 12th September.  The President provided the cake which was prepared in the shape of a very hairy little dog.  All members of the Kenmore-Moggill […]

  Keith Victorsen OAM, a long-standing member of the Kenmore-Moggill RSL recently celebrated his 90th birthday.  Pictured is Keith and his wife Barbara with a birthday cake presented by the RSL Club made by Julie Grey. Keith was born in Brisbane on 3rd September 1927 and attended the Coorparoo State School between 1932 and 1942. […]

Increased risk of attempted suicide in Australian veterans is associated with total and permanent incapacitation, unemployment and posttraumatic stress disorder severity. You can read the full paper on suicide amongst veterans conducted by Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation in conjunction with Toowong Private Hospital, and published this week in the Australian & New Zealand Journal of […]

Dear ESORT members, I am writing to inform you of the recent release of the Government’s Response to the National Mental Health Commission (NMHC) Review into the prevention of self-harm and suicide. The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel released the Government’s response on 30 June 2017 in Melbourne. The response is available online […]

Today, the nation remembers those Australians who served in the Korean War, on the 64th anniversary of the 1953 Armistice agreement. The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Dan Tehan, said that of the more than 17,000 whoserved, 340 Australians lost their lives and more than 1,200 were wounded. 21 Nations provided military personnel, medical support or […]

  The Australian War Animal Memorial Organization (AWAMO) will be opening Australia’s War Animal Memorial at Pozières, France on 21 July 2017. This Australian first, honours not only all Australian animals that served and died on the Western Front but all other animals from all nations. Read the full account and history of war animals […]

The Queensland Government offers many concessions to veterans in possession of Gold and White Cards as well as seniors and pensioners in our community.  The link below provides a consolidated overview if the concessions available.  Further information can be obtained for the Department of Communities or by contacting the Pensions Officer at Kenmore-Moggill Sub-Branch Inc. […]

Attached at the Web Link below is a very well constructed and in depth research document which may be of interest to Vietnam Veterans or anyone interested in the Vietnam era or those carrying out research projects.  The effort that has gone into the production of this document has been considerable. Select the link below: […]