Families Of Veterans Guild

Caroline Kirche

Important announcements for veterans and their families from the NSW Government

Extending ANZAC Day Trading Hours Restrictions This week, we welcomed the announcement of the NSW Government to extend ANZAC Day trading hours restrictions to cover the whole day. In October 2023 we provided members with the opportunity to share their views on the ANZAC Day trading hours laws with 44 responses received showing how strongly […]

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Watch our Webinar on understanding intimate partner & family domestic violence: context & action​

About the webinar Watch our enlightening webinar featuring distinguished speakers Dr Sean Cowlishaw and Commissioner Gwen Cherne. In this webinar, Dr Cowlishaw delves into the nuances of intimate partner violence and family domestic violence, discussing key definitions, assumptions, and terminologies. He also explores these issues within the contexts of Defence and the Department of Veterans’

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New Legislation to simplify and harmonise veteran compensation introduced today

A first step to a much larger body of reform work A significant step toward system reform was made today with the Veterans’ Entitlements, Treatment and Support (Simplification and Harmonisation) Bill 2024 introduced into Parliament. For so long this piece of work has been deemed too difficult and unpopular therefore nothing has changed. We are glad

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The Royal Commission hands over lived experience book to the Governor General

“Shining a Light – Stories of Trauma, Tragedy & Hope” Yesterday the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide handed over its Lived Experience book “Shining a Light – Stories of Trauma, Tragedy & Hope” to the Governor General. The book was subsequently released by the Government later in the afternoon. The book which is

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