Acknowledging veterans and their families

The Parliament has passed a bill to recognise and give thanks to military veterans and their families for their service to the nation. 

Oct 22, 2019

The bill sets up the Australian Defence Veterans' Covenant to pay respect to and support veterans and families in appropriate ways during and after their service.

Introducing the Australian Veterans’ Recognition (Putting Veterans and Their Families First) Bill 2019, the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds, said, ‘Australia has a proud military history and the Covenant will enable Australians from all walks of life to pay homage to this.’