ASSISTANCE DOGS SAVING LIVES

ASSISTANCE DOGS SAVING LIVES

Former Australian Federal Police (AFP) officer Dale Potter from Seaspray, is amongst the first people to receive a psychiatric trained assistance dog from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA). Mr Potter, who had a distinguished career in Victoria Police and the...

GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL EX-SERVICE ORGANISATIONS

Gippsland Ex-Service Organisations (ESO) can now apply for Federal Government funding through the 2021 Building Excellence in Support and Training grants round. Federal Member for Gippsland and Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester encouraged local...
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE CELEBRATES 100 YEARS

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE CELEBRATES 100 YEARS

On Wednesday March 31 2021, the Royal Australian Air Force celebrated its centenary. Federal Member for Gippsland and Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel attended events in Canberra to mark the day including the Australian War Memorial’s Last Post...
MAJOR RESTORATION OF BAIRNSDALE CENOTAPH

MAJOR RESTORATION OF BAIRNSDALE CENOTAPH

The upgraded Bairnsdale cenotaph was today officially opened after undergoing months of restoration works. Local MP and Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester attended the opening ceremony held at the cenotaph in the main street of Bairnsdale to mark the...
VALLEY FAMILY REPLACES LONG LOST MEDALS

VALLEY FAMILY REPLACES LONG LOST MEDALS

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has helped one Latrobe Valley family replace lost war medals. Mr Chester met with Morwell resident Pat Ruane this week to present her with medals for her brother’s service during the Second...

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