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The Hon Darren Chester MP
Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Minister for Defence Personnel
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC

MEDIA RELEASE

7 September 2018
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Support our veterans by buying a Legacy badge

TODAY on Badge Day of Legacy Week 2018, the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester is encouraging all Australians to buy a Legacy badge to show their support for families of Australian veterans who have given their life or health for their country.

“Legacy week is the time to show your support by buying a badge from the dedicated Legacy volunteers or our outstanding Australian Defence Force personnel who are out and about on street corners, trains stations and shopping centres across the nation,” Mr Chester said.

“Legacy is one of our oldest institutions, now in its 95th year. They go the extra mile to support their 60,000 beneficiaries with vital counselling, medical, advocacy and social support.”

Mr Chester said that it was a great comfort to Australian Defence Force personnel on active service to know their families will be cared for should they be injured or the worst happen.

“I know Australians have already been digging deep to support Legacy this week and all those who have donated and offered a helping hand have my sincere thanks,” Mr Chester said.

“I would especially like to thank Legacy’s 4000 volunteers. You are the lifeblood of the organisation and it would not be able to help people without you.”

ENDS

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Whil Prendergast: 02 6277 7820
DVA Media: 02 6289 6466
Office of the Hon. Darren Chester MP, Canberra.

 

Open Arms – Veterans and Families Counselling provides support for current and ex-serving ADF personnel and their families. Free and confidential help is available 24/7. Phone 1800 011 046 (international: +61 8 8241 4546) or visit www.OpenArms.gov.au