Commemorations

Remembering Our Fallen

Remembering Our Fallen

Remembrance Day is a time to reflect on the peace secured by the courage and sacrifice of Australian soldiers, sailors and airmen.Although time has put us at distance from the First World War and its origins, we must remember that Australians believed they were...

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Remembrance Day, A Time to Honour the Fallen

Tomorrow, on the 104th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War, Australians will pause to honour the more than 103,000 Australians who have lost their lives, and all those who have served our country in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping...

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75 years of Australian Peacekeeping

75 years of Australian Peacekeeping

Australia’s reputation as a global citizen will be commemorated tomorrow in Canberra with a service recognising the 75th anniversary of our involvement in peacekeeping operations to be broadcast live on the ABC. The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel...

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80th Anniversary of the Battle For Australia

80th Anniversary of the Battle For Australia

Tomorrow, 80 years after the Battle for Australia, we recognise all those who defended our country during the Second World War, at home and in land, air and sea battles to our north. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Matt Keogh said the Battle for Australia Day...

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Commemorating those who served in Malaya and Borneo

Commemorating those who served in Malaya and Borneo

Each year on 31 August we recognise the Australian defence personnel who served in the Malayan Emergency and the Indonesian Confrontation.  Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Matt Keogh said it is important to never forget the 39 Australians who died in Malaya, and the 23...

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Recognising Vietnam Veterans

Recognising Vietnam Veterans

Tomorrow, on Vietnam Veterans’ Day, Australia pauses to recognise the men and women who served in the Vietnam War, 60 years after the first Australian defence personnel were sent to South Vietnam. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Matt Keogh said the Vietnam War was...

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Australia Pauses to Remember the Korean War

Australia Pauses to Remember the Korean War

TOMORROW we acknowledge the 72nd  anniversary of the start of the Korean War and remember the dedication and recognise the service and sacrifice of more than 18,000 Australians who fought as part of the United Nations (UN) multinational force defending South...

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A call to honour the fallen on Remembrance Day

A call to honour the fallen on Remembrance Day

‘One sits and ponders sadly of those many pals who are “gone to that home from which no wanderer returns.” … The very flower of our manhood have paid the greatest price, not willingly for not one of them but longed to live, return home and forget, yes just forget the...

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