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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

11 March 2019

Minister for Veterans' Affairs visits Queensland

Veterans and their families in Queensland will have the opportunity to meet with the Minister for Veterans' Affairs Darren Chester who will be hosting a series of roundtables in the electorates of Bonner, Capricornia and Petrie this week.

Mr Chester said part of the Government's commitment to put veterans and their families first is to hear directly from the ex-service community, receive their feedback and to update them on how some of the Government's initiatives are delivering meaningful changes.

"The Government is investing in the largest reform of the Department of Veterans' Affairs in its 100-year history and I am confident we are making great progress in improving support and services," Mr Chester said.

"I want to take every opportunity to meet with veterans and their families to understand what we are doing right and where we could be doing more for those in the ex-service community."

Each year, the Government provides more than $11 billion for services and programs to support 290,000 Australians.

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Media contacts:

Rachel Tharratt: 02 6277 7820
DVA Media: 02 6289 6466
Office of the Hon Darren Chester, Canberra ACT

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