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Previous Ministers' releases and speeches - Senator The Hon. Michael Ronaldson

Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson
Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC
Special Minister of State

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Tuesday, 28 January 2014
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CONGRATULATIONS TO GENERAL COSGROVE ON HIS APPOINTMENT AS THE NEXT GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF AUSTRALIA

The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator the Hon Michael Ronaldson, today congratulated General Peter Cosgrove AC MC on his appointment as Australia’s next Governor-General.

“General Cosgrove has had a distinguished career in the military and as the Chief of the Defence Force,” Senator Ronaldson said.

General Cosgrove has already made a significant contribution to this country and this was recognised when he was named Australian of the Year in 2001.

“Given General Cosgrove’s background and knowledge of our nation’s military history, he will contribute significantly to the Centenary of the First World War commemorations beginning this year.

“I wish General Cosgrove all the best for his new role,” Senator Ronaldson said.

Media inquiries:      Minister Ronaldson: Brad Rowswell 6277 7820 or 0417 917 796

                                Department of Veterans’ Affairs Media: 02 6289 6203

 

Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) and Veterans Line can be reached 24 hours a day across Australia for crisis support and free and confidential counselling. Phone 1800 011 046

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