Hot weather can take a serious toll on our health. Heat-related illnesses range from mild conditions such as heat rash or cramps, through to heat stroke, which can be fatal. The effects of heat stress cascade, it’s important to know what the early signs look like. READ MORE

This is a monthly e Newsletter from the AWM and a valuable source of information of events at the AWM Articles include: The longest war The longest war, an exhibition of a series of portraits depicting the impact of war on the family of Australian servicemen and servicewomen, is now on display at the Memorial. […]

Health  Minister Ley and DVA Minister Tehan will hold a roundtable discussion on suicide with representatives from defence and ESOs, health service providers and community groups in Townsville on Wednesday. Minister for Health and Aged Care, Sussan Ley and Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel, Dan Tehan will visit Townsville later this week to […]

With the support of our agriculture industry, Agri Labour Australia is helping ex-Defence personnel transition back to civilian life via gainful employment on the land. You may have seen the Agri Veterans Facebook page and wondered what it’s all about. Launched in late 2015, this new initiative from Agri Labour Australia assists our brave ex-Defence […]

The most comprehensive picture of the incidence of suicide among defence personnel will be released on Wednesday, but mental health advocates are already calling for funding for better research. By Jackson Gothe-Snape 29 NOV 2016 The first-ever comprehensive statistics on the incidence of suicide among former defence force personnel will be published this week, following […]

To all current and past serving men of The Regiment and their families, greetings on our Birthday: 68 years young      

For   Rene and Wilson Each dawn I reach out from restless sleep to hold her close to me All I touch is a cold silent empty space and I wonder why it had to be How is it possible the Planet still spins with such energy and life When she is no longer part of […]

Public hearings have commenced. You can watch them live here You can read the transcripts here

As The Townsville Bulletin remarked recently, 61,530 Australians died in World War I. None of them was just a mere statistic. Every single one had a name and left someone to mourn their loss, to try to pick up the pieces, though never completely. On July 19-20, 1916 at Fromelles the 5th Australian Division suffered […]

The Turnbull Government will ensure all Australian Defence Force Personnel (ADF) are ready for the opportunities of post-service life. Getting a good job, launching a new career is essential to ensuring our veterans make the most successful transition from the ADF. Our ADF personnel leave the military with unique skills and can make valuable contributions […]

“Lest We Forget. But let us Remember and meet our Obligations…..” “I ask myself why this grateful nation lets down so many servicemen and women, who on surviving the threats and brutality of conflicts and war, take their own lives on returning home.” Remembrance Day Address 2016 For those in whose memory we gather here […]