Remembrances

Parliamentary Last Post Ceremony

Parliamentary Last Post Ceremony

Yesterday, the newly elected members of Parliament attended the Last Post Ceremony which commemorated Private Joseph John Dale, who lost his life while serving Australia in the First World War. Wreaths were laid by the family of Private Joseph John Dale, as well as...

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VIETNAM VETERANS REMEMBERED

VIETNAM VETERANS REMEMBERED

Wednesday the 18th August is Vietnam Veterans’ Day – an opportunity for our country to pause and remember the service and sacrifice of the Australians during the Vietnam War, and to acknowledge the 55th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. Minister for Veterans’...

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CELEBRATING NAIDOC WEEK AND INDIGENOUS VETERANS

CELEBRATING NAIDOC WEEK AND INDIGENOUS VETERANS

AUSTRALIANS are encouraged to pause and remember the legacy and valuable contribution of Australia’s First Nations’ service men and women this NAIDOC Week. NAIDOC Week, held from 4 - 11 July, is a national celebration of the world’s oldest living cultures and...

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission: A Brief History

Commonwealth War Graves Commission: A Brief History

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission honours the 1.7 million people across both World Wars who made the ultimate sacrifice on the battlefield, ensuring they are never forgotten. This article looks at the history of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) and...

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VIETNAM VETERANS’ LEGACY REMEMBERED

VIETNAM VETERANS’ LEGACY REMEMBERED

TOMORROW Australians across the country are encouraged to commemorate the service of all those who served in the Vietnam War and the Battle of Long Tan. Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel Darren Chester said Australians should pause and reflect on the...

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2019 – HONOURING WOMEN’S CONTRIBUTION TO OUR DEFENCE

2019 – HONOURING WOMEN’S CONTRIBUTION TO OUR DEFENCE

HONOURING WOMEN’S CONTRIBUTION TO OUR DEFENCE WOMEN and families from across Australia whose lives have been impacted as a result of Defence service have tonight come together at the Honouring Women United by Defence Service (HWUDS) dinner in Canberra. Minister for...

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