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The Hon Stuart Robert MP
Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Minister for Human Services
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC

11 December 2015

Further support for ANZAC Centenary projects

A further $19.65 million in funding from the Anzac Centenary Public Fund has been allocated to commemorative projects in Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania, and to the Anzac Centenary John Monash Scholarship.

The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Stuart Robert, announced the new funding allocations today.

“I am very pleased to advise that the Government has today adopted the recommendations of the Anzac Centenary Public Fund Board to support several important Anzac Centenary projects that will help leave a lasting and unifying legacy for all Australians,” Minister Robert said.

“All monies gifted to the Public Fund is being spent on iconic state and territory Anzac Centenary projects within Australia. The Government appreciates the generous support of corporate donors and acknowledges their contribution to ensuring the legacy of our Anzacs is known to future generations.”

Projects receiving funding support include:

  • Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance;
  • Brisbane’s Anzac Square Refurbishment;
  • Adelaide’s Memorial Garden Walk;
  • Hobart’s Pedestrian Bridge; and
  • The Anzac Centenary John Monash Scholarship.

The Anzac Centenary 2014 to 2018 is the most significant period of commemoration in our nation’s history. It is a time for us to acknowledge the service and sacrifice of all those who have defended our freedoms over the last 100 years, and those who continue to represent us in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations today.

For more information on the Anzac Centenary national programme please visit the Anzac Centenary Website.

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Richard Briedis (Minister Robert): 0477 391 174
Department of Veterans’ Affairs Media: 02 6289 6203

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