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The Hon Dan Tehan MP
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21 June 2017

Vale Con Sciacca

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan has paid tribute to the late Hon Con Sciacca, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs from 1994-1996, who passed away today.

"Con Sciacca was a dearly loved husband, father, grandfather, friend, neighbour colleague and much, much more," Mr Tehan said.

"As the tributes to Mr Sciacca flow from the many people whose lives were touched by Con, I would like to add mine in recognition of his great contribution as Minister for Veterans’ Affairs.

"As Minister, Con Sciacca was instrumental in running the Australia Remembers program, but he is better remembered by Australia’s Defence community for the genuine respect he had for our veterans and the deep interest he took in their welfare."

Media contacts:

Minister Tehan’s Office: Byron Vale, 0428 262 894
Department of Veterans’ Affairs Media: 02 6289 6203

Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) can be reached 24 hours a day across Australia for crisis support and free confidential counselling. Phone 1800 011 046 (international: +61 8 8241 4546). VVCS is a service founded by Vietnam veterans.