Media releases - Stuart Robert

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Feb 2016

07 Feb 2016
The Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience travelling exhibition officially opened in Melbourne today. Featuring more than 200 artefacts, usually housed at the Australian War Memorial, Melbourne residents are encouraged to visit this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Jan 2016

26 Jan 2016
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Stuart Robert today congratulated Deputy President of the Repatriation Commission Major General Craig Orme AM CSC on being awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) in this year’s Australia Day Honours.
23 Jan 2016
Kitchen refurbishments, installation of disabled amenities and bus trips to reduce social isolation are some of the projects to receive about $320,000 in funding as part of the Veteran and Community Grants program, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Stuart Robert, announced today.
16 Jan 2016
The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Minister for Human Services and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Stuart Robert, will depart tomorrow for a series of counterpart meetings in Europe and the United States of America to discuss innovative ways to improve informati
11 Jan 2016
The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Stuart Robert, gratefully acknowledges Rio Tinto’s $10 million contribution to the Anzac Centenary Public Fund.
11 Jan 2016
The Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience travelling exhibition was officially opened in Wollongong today by the Federal Member for Gilmore, Mrs Ann Sudmalis MP on behalf of the Federal Government.

Dec 2015

23 Dec 2015
A significant step in the construction of the Sir John Monash Centre at the Australian National Memorial site near Villers-Bretonneux in France was taken today with the finalisation of a construction contract with a leading French construction company, Bouygues Bâtiment Grand Ouest.
20 Dec 2015
Today, Sunday 20 December, marks 100 years since the last Australian and New Zealand troops were evacuated from Gallipoli.
18 Dec 2015
The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Stuart Robert, today announced Mr Ken Corke would take up the role of Director, Office of Australian War Graves on 18 January 2016.
17 Dec 2015
Driving information and communications technology (ICT) and systems improvements to help reduce claim processing times for veterans is a priority for the Australian Government.
16 Dec 2015
Australian Defence Force servicewomen with dependent children who served in the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO) found their experience of deployment positive and self-validating, according to research released today by Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Stuart Robert, and Assistant Minister fo
14 Dec 2015
The Australian Government will invest $1.46m in a research project to enhance treatment programs for current and former Australian military personnel with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in a bid to improve their mental health and wellbeing and better support their families.
11 Dec 2015
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.
10 Dec 2015
The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Stuart Robert, has announced the Veterans and Veterans’ Families Counselling Service (VVCS) is conducting a new study into the effectiveness of online mental health counselling services.
09 Dec 2015
Seven projects commemorating Australia’s wartime heritage have been awarded a total of more than $355,000 under the Saluting Their Service program, the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Stuart Robert, announced today.
09 Dec 2015
Arrangements for a major review of the dental and allied health services provided to veterans were announced today by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Stuart Robert.
08 Dec 2015
The Government has recently awarded over $822,000 to ex-service organisations around Australia to support community projects that will enhance the lives of many in the veteran community.
04 Dec 2015
July 2016 will mark 100 years since the Battles of Fromelles and Pozières on the Western Front, and from today Australians will be able to apply to attend the services in France to commemorate these important events as part of the Anzac Centenary.
02 Dec 2015
A new posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) eLearning program for mental health providers will help improve treatment for former Australian Defence Force (ADF) members.
01 Dec 2015
Two children from The Hutchins School in Tasmania were today presented with the award for the Australian Wartime Experiences special category in the National History Challenge (NHC) for their joint project, “Kokoda: How it lives on in us”.

Nov 2015

30 Nov 2015
Introduction I ask leave of the House to make a Ministerial Statement relating to the Centenary of Anzac national program.
27 Nov 2015
The Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience travelling exhibition has officially opened in Bendigo. The interactive experience includes more than 200 artefacts normally housed at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
25 Nov 2015
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC Stuart Robert today announced the Governor-General has appointed 21 new part-time members to the Veterans’ Review Board (VRB).
25 Nov 2015
The Gallipoli Symphony premiered to an enthusiastic audience in Brisbane last night.
16 Nov 2015
The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Stuart Robert, today encouraged current Australian Defence Force (ADF) members and eligible former members to complete a University of Adelaide survey about the impact of contemporary military service on their health and wellbeing.
11 Nov 2015
The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Stuart Robert, honoured fallen French and Australian servicemen and women today at a Remembrance Day service at the Arc de Triomphe in France.
08 Nov 2015
The Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience travelling exhibition officially opened in Ballarat today. Residents of the region are encouraged to visit this once-in-a-lifetime experience, which features more than 200 artefacts usually housed at the Australian War Memorial.
05 Nov 2015
In the lead up to Remembrance Day on Wednesday, 11 November, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Stuart Robert, today encouraged all Australians to purchase and wear a red poppy in support of the Returned and Services League’s (RSL) Poppy Day Appeal.

Oct 2015

31 Oct 2015
The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Stuart Robert, today unveiled a memorial to the Australian Light Horse at Woombye, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
29 Oct 2015
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Stuart Robert today officially opened new Sydney CBD premises for the Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) in Centennial Plaza.
23 Oct 2015
The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Stuart Robert, today outlined his priorities for the next 12 months for improving Government support and services provided to Australia’s ex-service community.
23 Oct 2015
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Stuart Robert, today announced the Government would be introducing a simplified approach to contracting private hospital services that will ensure veterans continue to receive high quality health services while reducing red tape for providers.
20 Oct 2015
I extend my condolences to the family and friends of Brigadier John Deighton AM MC (Ret’d) as they mourn the passing of a gallant man with three decades of service as a soldier.
20 Oct 2015
It is with great sadness I extend my condolences to the family and friends of Major-General William ‘Digger’ James who passed away over the weekend aged 85.
16 Oct 2015
The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Stuart Robert, has congratulated the War Widows’ Guild of Australia on its 70th Anniversary.
14 Oct 2015
The Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience travelling exhibition officially opened in Hobart today. The interactive experience includes more than 200 artefacts normally housed at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
13 Oct 2015
It is with sadness that I extend my condolences to the family and friends of renowned war artist correspondent Anthony (Tony) Rafty OAM who passed away late last week, just days short of his 100th birthday.  
09 Oct 2015
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Stuart Robert, together with local Federal Member for Flinders, Greg Hunt, today attended the dedication of the new Coronet Bay War Memorial and met with local veterans in Melbourne’s south east.
08 Oct 2015
The Australian War Memorial today dedicated a statue, Elevation of the Senses, to a team that has helped save many Australian lives in theatres of war around the world – Explosive Detection Dogs (EDD) and their handlers.

Sep 2015

26 Sep 2015
The Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience travelling exhibition was officially launched today in Launceston. The interactive experience includes more than 200 artefacts normally housed at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Jan 1970

01 Jan 1970
The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Stuart Robert, departed for Europe today to inspect Australia’s key Anzac Centenary commemorative sites and meet with his European counterparts.
01 Jan 1970
Tackling the mental health challenges faced by veterans and their families is a priority for the Australian Government, the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Stuart Robert, said today during an address to the RSL WA Branch Annual State Congress.