Friday, 10 Dec 2010

Minister for Veterans' Affairs Mailing List - VA069

With Christmas almost upon us, the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Warren Snowdon today wished veterans and their families a safe and happy Christmas and New Year period.

“I hope that our veterans, serving men and women, ex-service communities and their families enjoy the holiday season and have a well-deserved break,” Mr Snowdon said.

“The festive season is also a time to think of those less fortunate and those who may not be surrounded by family or friends. Christmas can be a lonely time for some in our community, in particular our older veterans.

“Please take the time to visit elderly relatives, drop around to your neighbour’s house, give them a call and make sure that all is well.”

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ (DVA) offices will close at 5pm on 24 December 2010 and will re-open at 9am Tuesday 4 January 2011. DVA offices will also be closed for Australia Day on Wednesday 26 January 2011.

During this time, a range of important DVA services will remain open to the veteran community including:

Pension pay days will not be affected by the Christmas and New Year arrangements.

Media inquiries:

Minister Snowdon: Alice Plate 0400 045 999

Department of Veterans’ Affairs Media: 02 6289 6203