Media releases - Dan Tehan

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Dec 2017

19 Dec 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan said grant funding of almost $1 million announced today would go to local projects that improved the transition process and employment prospects for younger veterans.
19 Dec 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today announced the reappointment of the Hon Dr Brendan Nelson as Director of the Australian War Memorial.
19 Dec 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today announced a new appointment to the Veterans’ Review Board (VRB). Ms Jane Elizabeth Anderson has been appointed as Principal Member to the VRB for a period of five years from 31 January 2018.
18 Dec 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan said businesses had just one week left to enter the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards and showcase their leadership in the field.
14 Dec 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today announced the Australian Government would support a documentary recounting 100 years of Australian–American military cooperation.
13 Dec 2017
An Australian-made tapestry created to hang in the Sir John Monash Centre in France was cut from its loom today.
12 Dec 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today announced three projects commemorating Australia’s wartime history would share in more than $185,000 of grant funding.
11 Dec 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan said today time was running out for businesses to nominate for the inaugural Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards.
11 Dec 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today announced that 82 community projects honouring Australian service men and women would share more than $210,000 in Government grant funding.
06 Dec 2017
An important piece of Australia’s military history will find a new home after the Vietnamese Government gifted the original Long Tan Cross to Australia.

Nov 2017

27 Nov 2017
A Western Australian student has won the Australian Wartime Experiences category of the National History Challenge (NHC).
21 Nov 2017
Statement from Minister for Defence Personnel and Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan on the announcement that a project to build wind farms at the site of the Battle of Bullecourt would not proceed. "What a great reminder that we will never forget," Mr Tehan said.
17 Nov 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan has encouraged Australian businesses to celebrate the contribution of our veterans to the workplace by nominating for the inaugural Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards.
11 Nov 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan said Remembrance Day today was an opportunity for every Australian to reflect on the lives lost to war and the service and sacrifice of our defence personnel.
08 Nov 2017
The second Roundtable of Ministers responsible for veteran issues has reinforced the need to coordinate effort across all levels of government to ensure the successful transition of those Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel moving from military to civilian life.
02 Nov 2017
Our country owes a debt of gratitude to the Australians who fought in the Kokoda and Beachheads campaigns as we mark the 75th anniversary today.
01 Nov 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan said veterans around Australia would benefit from more than $799,000 in grant funding provided to ex-service organisations for community projects.

Oct 2017

31 Oct 2017
Australia will today commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beersheba. It is an opportunity to pause and reflect on the nature of military service and the sacrifices made on our behalf in defence of our nation and values.
29 Oct 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today announced the Australian Government would honour the memory of Indigenous diggers at the Battle of Beersheba 100 years ago through a new documentary.
25 Oct 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today announced the establishment of a Peer Mentor Network in Townsville that will assist current and former Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel recover from a mental health condition.
24 Oct 2017
I ask leave of the House to provide a Ministerial Statement in response to Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee’s report on the Inquiry into suicide by veterans and ex-service personnel, The Constant Battle: Suicide by Veterans.
24 Oct 2017
The Government will provide an additional $31 million to support veterans’ mental health as part of its response to the Senate Inquiry into veterans’ suicide.
23 Oct 2017
Minister for Veterans' Affairs Dan Tehan will today honour the Australians who served at the Battle of El Alamein on its 75th anniversary.
21 Oct 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today encouraged current and former members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and their family members to take part in events across Australia as part of the annual Veterans’ Health Week (VHW).
20 Oct 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today accepted the gift of a Sir John Monash bust from the Honorary Consul to Monaco, Mr Andrew Cannon AM, at Monaco House in Melbourne.
18 Oct 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today told Legacy’s national conference how the Government’s significant investment in the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) was improving the services provided to veterans and their families.
18 Oct 2017
The achievements of Australia’s inspiring 2017 Invictus Games team have been celebrated during a welcome home function at Parliament House today.
17 Oct 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Dan Tehan said Defence was proud to support the 2017 Veterans’ Film Festival in Canberra from 18 to 22 October 2017.
12 Oct 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today announced the winners of the Anzac Day Schools’ Awards for 2017 saying the quality of the entries this year had been extremely high.
12 Oct 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today announced that Australian schools would receive an educational kit in preparation for Remembrance Day on 11 November. Mr Tehan said the educational kit would assist schools plan personal and respectful Remembrance Day activities.
10 Oct 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan said the Government was listening to its female veterans and using their feedback to inform significant reform as he attended the second Female Veterans’ Policy Forum in Canberra today.

Sep 2017

26 Sep 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan has urged Australians to pause and reflect on the sacrifice made by the Australians who served in the Battle of Polygon Wood, on its 100th anniversary today.
26 Sep 2017
Minister for Veterans' Affairs Dan Tehan today announced that Australia would produce replicas of the famous Menin Gate Lions and gift them to the Belgian city of Ieper in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the service and sacrifice of Australians in Flanders during the First World War.
23 Sep 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Dan Tehan has wished our Australian athletes good luck as the 2017 Invictus Games kicks off today in Toronto, Canada.
21 Sep 2017
Veteran pension payments have increased in line with the biannual indexation. The increase will cover pension recipients including veterans, their partners, war widows and widowers.
21 Sep 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today told the RSL National Conference in Canberra that improvements to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs would make it, “a 21st century Department with a 21st century service culture”.
15 Sep 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan said a new Government-funded research centre into Post Traumatic Stress Disorder would improve the lives of veterans and their families.
14 Sep 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today joined current and former peacekeepers and their families for the national service of commemoration marking 70 years of Australia’s involvement in international peacekeeping.
14 Sep 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan has announced the Government is working on a trial to evaluate the mental health benefits of assistance dogs for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
14 Sep 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan announced today the Australian Government would provide $7.5 million in grant funding for community activities commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War in 2018.
10 Sep 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today used World Suicide Prevention Day to outline the mental health support available to current and former members of the Australian Defence Force and their families.
09 Sep 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan said Australian peacekeepers would be honoured at a national service held at the new Australian Peacekeeping Memorial on 14 September to mark the 70th anniversary of Australian peacekeeping.
08 Sep 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan said veterans would benefit after Parliament yesterday passed measures to simplify veterans’ legislation.
07 Sep 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today thanked the Nashos for their service as he addressed the National Servicemen’s Association National Council Meeting in Canberra.
06 Sep 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan has urged Australians to reflect on the experiences of those who defended our nation during the Second World War as the nation commemorates Battle for Australia Day today.
06 Sep 2017
The Australian Government continues to honour its promise to ensure that all Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel are ready for the opportunities of post-service life.
03 Sep 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan said today Australians should pause and remember the often unsung heroes of the Second World War, the service personnel and civilian seamen who served on merchant vessels.

Aug 2017

31 Aug 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today encouraged Australians to reflect on the service and sacrifice of those who served during the post-Second World War conflicts in Malaya and on Borneo.
30 Aug 2017
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan has urged Australians to support Legacy during its annual appeal to help continue the important work it does in assisting the families of Australian veterans.
26 Aug 2017
The first Kookaburra Kids Foundation camp for children of current and former Australian Defence Force (ADF) families affected by mental illness will take place this weekend.