ADF veterans to receive fund for jobs, health under Coalition


An earlier project begun by the Howard government transferred First World War service records into digital form.

In a similar pattern to earlier election policies, the government will announce specific amounts of individual projects in each state.

The policy includes $5 million to help create a wellbeing centre at the Repat Hospital at Daw Park in Adelaide, in the electorate of Boothby, where Liberal MP Nicolle Flint is at risk of losing her seat.

There will also be $5 million each for centres in Darwin, Nowra and Wodonga, in the electorates of Solomon, Gilmore and Indi. The government needs to hold Gilmore, where sitting MP Ann Sudmalis is retiring, and is hoping to win Indi after the retirement of independent MP Cathy McGowan.

The employment services include $6 million for not-for-profit group Soldier On for education and job help in Albury/Wodonga, Bendigo, Darwin, Launceston, Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga and Western Sydney.

Another $6 million will go to state branches of the RSL for veterans’ employment programs.

The program also includes $3 million for Team Rubicon, a non-government organisation that connects veterans with emergency response teams around the world.

The money would be used to help volunteer disaster response in Canberra, Queanbeyan, Lismore, Penrith, Gosford, Perth, Darwin, Hobart and Adelaide.



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