The National Mental Health Commission today invited public input into the Review of the services available to veterans and members of the Australian Defence Force in relation to the prevention of self-harm and suicide. A survey is now online and written submissions can also be made at www.nmhcreview.com.au until 22 November 2016. “Everyone is encouraged to […]

Ten Australian soldiers have been recognised for their bravery more than 50 years after they fought in the Vietnam War’s Battle of Long Tan. PHOTO: Soldiers, or their family members, accepted their bravery awards at Government House in Canberra. (ABC News: Jesse Dorsett) On 18 August, 1966, members of D Company, who were outnumbered 20 […]

Now on display at The United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Korea. This article is provided by Leslie O’Brien, a Member, Korean War Honour Roll Quilt management committee and Anthea Green, daughter of Lieutenant Colonel Charles Green DSO, on behalf of Mrs. Olwyn Green OAM. Mrs. Green is the widow of Lieutenant Colonel Charles Hercules Green DSO,Silver Star […]

It will be shown on the History Channel this Friday (November 11) Check your local TV guides for viewing times. A documentary created by USQ Lecturer (Media Production) Leonie Jones about Australia’s largest battle in the Vietnam War will premiere on the History Channel on Remembrance Day this Friday (November 11). The Battle of Fire […]

With Remembrance Day near, we prepare to honour our fallen. In doing so we should not forget the families particularly, the war widows who  deserve much recognition and our immense respect. Helping or donating to Legacy which supports war widows and families is one very effective way of doing just that. The Hidden Price of […]

The Government will get a better understanding of homelessness in the veteran community through a research project announced today 4th November 2016. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan said the University of New South Wales and the University of Adelaide had been engaged to conduct research into homelessness in the veteran community. The Australian Housing […]

HISTORY sometimes has a strange way of repeating. Each of Townsville’s three infantry battalions has spent time in their formative years in what was historically referred to as the “Far East”, though it was “near west” from an Australian perspective. All served in Malaya during the Emergency and later as part of Australia’s military contribution […]

When I was very young, our nation went to war We cheered marching troops soon to leave our beloved shore Cause ours was a land of peace so free from foreign strife To marry, raise some Billy- Lids and have a wonderful life Where you could speak your mind any place and anytime It was […]

At the RARA’s National Council Meeting in Adelaide 2-4 October it was unanimously agreed that we endorse Overwatch Australia  and specifically participate in supporting RAR Overwatch. We see RAR Overwatch as an active part of the RARA’s role to protect the wellbeing of the RAR Family.  To that end we will advocate for its operational […]

Statement from the  Deputy President Repatriation Commission, Mr Craig Orme DSC AM CSC, regarding the proposed introduction of a new Bill for current and former ADF members. “Dear members, I’m aware of emails circulating in the veteran community about possible new veterans’ legislation being drafted. I’m emailing to advise that the Government intends to introduce a Bill […]

This week is National Carers’ Week (16 -23 October) and we all know how difficult it can be being responsible for the health and well being looking after someone. These five apps may help ease the burden just a little   National Carers week is about recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution Australia’s 2.8 million unpaid […]

The week is an opportunity for veterans, war widows, widowers, current and ex-Australian Defence Force members and their families to participate, connect and influence the health and wellbeing of themselves and their friends. This year’s theme is Social Connection. Events and activities DVA has partnered with Ex-service organizations’ (ESOs) and community groups to develop a program of […]