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Veterans' And War Widows' Pensions Increased starstarstarstarstar   10th March 2009 - Views: 697 Veterans' And War Widows' Pensions Increased Indexation will deliver Veteran and War Widow pensioners up to an extra $14.10 a fortnight, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Alan Griffin announced today. Some 365,000 veterans, their partners and war widows will benefit.

Deeming Rates Drop Again For Veterans starstarstarstarstar   6th March 2009 - Views: 677 Deeming Rates Drop Again For Veterans Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Alan Griffin said the deeming rate will drop from 3 per cent to 2 per cent for the first $41,000 of a single pensioner’s financial investments ($68,200 for a couple).

War Graves Director Appointed For Second Term starstarstarstarstar   28th February 2009 - Views: 692 War Graves Director Appointed For Second Term Mr Griffin said MAJGEN Stevens, first appointed in April 2006, has been re-appointed to hold the position from 13 April 2009 until 3 December 2010.

Australian War Memorial Director Reappointed starstarstarstarstar   28th February 2009 - Views: 662 Australian War Memorial Director Reappointed The appointment follows the strong endorsement of the Council of the Australian War Memorial, chaired by General Peter Cosgrove AC MC (Retd). The Council is an independent body that sets the overall direction of the Memorial and oversees its conduct and operations. The Director reports to the Council.

Commemorating Anzac Day Around The World starstarstarstarstar   20th February 2009 - Views: 724 Commemorating Anzac Day Around The World Some 13,000 Australian prisoners of war were transported to Burma and Thailand to work on the 420 kilometre long Burma-Thai Railway during the Second World War. Some 2800 Australians died there.

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