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29 Sep 2011 Minister Snowdon, in announcing increases to some veterans’ pensions, said:  320,000 veterans, partners and war widows and widowers will now receive increased pensions and income support payments from 20 September 2011.
Perhaps Minister Snowdon would like to explain why has my Military Pension gone up only 33% in 10 years? When other pensions have almost doubled. More.....
The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Warren Snowdon, said special recognition for Australians who experienced the harsh conditions of captivity during the Second World War and Korean War will be provided from today. More.....
Addressing the Returned and Services League of Australia’s National Congress in Melbourne today, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Warren Snowdon outlined challenges faced by the Australian Government in servicing the changing demographic of Australia’s war veterans. More.....
Some 320,000 veterans, partners and war widows and widowers will now receive increased pensions and income support payments from 20 September 2011. More.....
19 Sep 2011 The Age newspaper is currently showing a series of videos titled "Combat At Sea". So far there are 11 episodes in series 1 to view. Click here to view.
19 Sep 2011 On 16th September 2011, the Royal Australian Navy exercised its Freedom of Entry with 'swords drawn, bayonets fixed, drums beating, bands playing and colours flying' to the City of Melbourne. The parade commemorated the centenary of the granting of Royal Assent by King George V to the Navy, and mark the important contribution that Melbourne and the State of Victoria continue to provide to the Royal Australian Navy.
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The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Warren Snowdon is encouraging all Australians to recognise the ongoing contribution of our peacekeepers on Australian Peacekeepers Day. More.....
12 Sep 2011 SMNGX Jaimee Dowler Video Blog during an expedition to Macquarie Island onboard the RAN-charted Icebreaker Aurora Australis. View.....
12 Sep 2011 Marking World Suicide Prevention Day, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Warren Snowdon said he was encouraged that more than 20,000 veterans, Australian Defence Force members and their families received support from the VVCS in the past year. More.....
07 Sep 2011 Celebrating the RAN's 100th Anniversary, the RAN will exercise the Right of Freedom of Entry to the City of Melbourne.
On 16th September the RAN will exercise the Right of Freedom of Entry to Melbourne. The march will be stepping off at 1130 from the Concert Hall / Art Gallery in St Kilda Rd. The contingent will proceed along Swanston St with the challenge to occur at Collins St, then completing at Swanston/Bourke St intersection.
In excess of 1000 personnel will be involved in the FoE. The Fleet Commander will lead the parade, with the Chief of Navy taking the salute.
The last FoE by the RAN into the City of Melbourne was led by Commodore Jim Dickson (as NOCVIC) during the bi-centennial year in 1988.
06 Sep 2011 Principal Chaplain (RC) Right Reverend Monsignor "Tiger" Lyons AM RAN (Rtd) passed away peacefully at St Joseph's Home, Northcote, Victoria on 4th September 2011, (just a few weeks short of his 90th birthday). He had been in care for some years. His funeral Mass will be at St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne on Thursday 8th September commencing at 1400. He will be buried in the Priest's Crypt at the Melbourne General Cemetery after the Mass concludes. More.....
05 Sep 2011 DFRDB - Article in Daily Telegraph
FORMER chief of the army Lieutenant-General Peter Leahy has condemned the indexation of military pensions for retired service personnel as unfair.
More than 60,000 former defence force members are fighting to have their pensions indexed at the same rate as the aged pension.  More.....
05 Sep 2011 DFRDB - Sitrep No.7
Congratulations to all those who participated in OPERATION LETTER RAID. It was an amazing effort and we know that Parliament House was inundated with several thousand letters during the 15 –18th August. The politicians can pretend it didn’t happen, but we know it did. More.....
05 Sep 2011 Money for refugees Vs war veterans
Where are our priorities? Jason Morrison says war veterans desperate for a lift in their pension, shouldn't have to go begging and groveling. Yet, $5 million in phone cards are being given to refugees to phone lawyers? Listen to radio interview with Peter Criss on 2UE.


Anzac Centenary Events
2014 - 2018

The Anzac Centenary (2014 – 2018) will shine a spotlight on the commitment and sacrifice of those who served in the First World War.

Across Victoria, there will be a number of commemorative events marking key dates throughout the Centenary.


ANZAC Naval Commemorative Ball - 17 October 2015
The Naval Commemorative Committee Victoria, invite all serving ADF personnel, Australian and Allied Veterans along with family and friends, to attend the ANZAC Naval Commemorative Ball on Saturday 17 October 2015 at (New Venue) The Atrium, Flemington Racecourse, 448 Epsom Rd, Flemington (10 Minutes from the CBD).  Dance to the Music of the RAN Dance Band.  The Ball is open to all serving and former members of the ADF, NZDF, Reserves, Cadets, families, friends, Police, Emergency Services, our Allies and the General Public.
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Should you wish to register an event, go to the Anzac Centenary website.