Consultation open for Royal Commission

Veterans and their families, ex-service organisations, states and territories, peak bodies and other interested stakeholders are being encouraged to provide their input for the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide announced this week. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said it was vital Cairns and Far North Queensland residents involved…

Royal Commission into Veteran’s Suicide

Mr ENTSCH: I certainly rise this afternoon to support this motion seeking to establish a royal commission into veteran suicide. I absolutely support this motion. The sacrifice that these men and women make for our country is truly remarkable and in fact in many cases is the ultimate sacrifice. I proudly served in the Defence…

Funding to support local organisations to remember our service personnel

Cairns RSL Sub Branch and Pandanus Park War Veterans Retreat have securing funding for important projects that recognise our region’s rich military service history under the federal government’s Saluting Their Service program. Cairns RSL Sub Branch will receive $29,800 towards the production of a documentary commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Second World War that…

New benefits for FNQ veteran card holders

Thousands of offers are now available to Far North Queensland Veteran Card holders from businesses across Australia as part of the Australian Defence Veterans’ Covenant. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the Veteran Card is providing the opportunity for businesses and organisations across the country to show their support and recognition of veterans and say,…