Veterans in the Defence industry continue contributing to the sovereign capability of our nation, as they equip the next generation of Defence personnel with what they need.
We are now nearly halfway through our first term as a Government and reaching the conclusion of our first full calendar year in office, so I wanted to take this opportunity to give you an update on the work our Government has undertaken in the Veterans’ Affairs space, and then perhaps provide time for you to ask questions at the end.
I would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land where we meet, near the shores of the Derbal Yerrigan, the Wadjuk Noongar people of the great Noongar Nation and pay my respects to their Elders, past and present.
I would also like to acknowledge all who have served in our nation’s uniform, and their families. This year we mark 50 years since the end of Australia’s official involvement in the Vietnam War.
70th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice: Australian Memorial Service – United Nations Cemetery, Korea
As we commemorate 70 years since the signing of the Armistice that brought fighting on the Korean peninsula to an end, I wish to acknowledge those who served from all nations who join us today, and acknowledge your families.
On behalf of the Australian Government, I thank Legacy for the century of support it has given to the families of those who have served our nation, and for the care you continue to provide.
It’s a great privilege to be here with you on Remembrance Day. It’s a time when we gather to honour the more than 103,000 Australians who lost their lives, as well as all those who suffered in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.
Statement by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel, the Hon Matt Keogh, MP Thank you Mr Speaker, I now table the Australian Government’s formal response to the Royal Commission into Defence and Veterans Suicide’s Interim Report recommendations.
It is a privilege to be with you today here at the National Commemorative Service recognising Australia’s involvement in peacekeeping operations. Today, we honour the many thousands of Australians who have served as peacekeepers.
I would like to acknowledge: The Honourable Datuk Joniston Bangkuai, Assistant Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment Sabah representing the Chief Minister of Sabah...