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$2.24m boost for Australia's veteran community.



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Samkhar, Della (DPS)

From: DVA Mailing List [info@dvalists.aaa.net.au]

Sent: Wednesday, 11 June 2008 12:24 PM

To: minister-media@dva.aaa.net.au

Subject: Media Release VA056 - $2.24M BOOST FOR AUSTRALIA'S VETERAN COMMUNITY [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

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Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Mailing List.

VA056a Wednesday

11 June 2008

$2.24M BOOST FOR AUSTRALIA’S VETERAN COMMUNITY

More than 250 ex-service organisations across Australia will share a $2.24 million equipment upgrade to improve their capacity to provide timely and effective support to their members, the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Alan Griffin, announced today.

Mr Griffin said the funding demonstrated the Rudd Government’s commitment to the valuable role of ex-service organisations (ESOs) and delivered on an election promise to upgrade ESOs’ capital equipment.

“Many veterans, war widows, widowers, dependants and current serving members depend on the support and guidance provided by their local ESOs, particularly in relation to the claims process,” Minister Griffin said.

“Today’s funding, through the Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) program, will help purchase capital equipment essential to the work of advocates, pension and welfare officers.

“Advocates, pension and welfare officers need equipment such as computers, printers and internet access to assist them in providing services to the veteran and ex-service communities.

“I am pleased to say that every applicant that met the criteria has been provided with funding.

“This Government recognises the need of ESOs to maintain their equipment and resources. This year’s funding has met the existing demand and support will be provided over the next three years by the remaining $2.8 million of funding.

“I was pleased to announce as part of the Federal Budget that support for ESOs would be increased by $14.9 million over four years, including 2007/08. This funding also includes increased assistance for the Training and Information Program (TIP) which gives veterans’ representatives the necessary skills to support the veteran and service communities.

“I encourage all ESOs to take advantage of the funding offered by the Government. The better equipped ESOs are, the better they are able to support Australia’s veteran and ex-service communities,” Mr Griffin said.

Further information on applying for BEST, and other veterans grants, is available from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, phone 133 254 (metro callers) or 1800 555 254 (non-

metro callers), or visit www.dva.gov.au.

Media inquiries: Laura Ryan 0437 863 109 Editors note: A list of grant recipients is attached.

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Building Excellence in Support and Training ACT Recipients • The Legacy Club of Canberra will receive $3270 to help purchase equipment including a computer, printer, fax machine and internet access.

• The ACT Division of the Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Ex-Servicemen and Women Association will receive $9368 to help purchase two computers, two printers, internet access and computer software.

• The ACT Division of the Australian Flying Corps and Royal Australian Air Force Association will receive $578 to help purchase a printer.

• The ACT Section of the Naval Association of Australia will receive $9368 to help purchase equipment including two computers, printers and internet access.

• The ACT RSL Branch will receive $766 to help purchase a printer and internet access.

• The Vietnam Veterans’ Federation ACT Branch will receive $29,666 to help purchase and install computer software, a photocopier and paper shredder.

• The Naval Association of Australia National Council will receive $13,429 to help purchase equipment including two computers, a printer, internet access, a projector and projector screen.

• The ACT RSL Branch on behalf of the Angeles City RSL Sub-branch in the Philippines, will receive $6391 to help purchase three computers, a printer and internet access.

Building Excellence in Support and Training NSW Recipients • The City of Queanbeyan RSL Sub-branch will receive $2130 to help purchase a computer and internet access.

• The Windsor RSL Sub-branch will receive $5300 to help purchase a photocopier and filing cabinet.

• The City of Albury RSL Sub-branch will receive $16,613 to help purchase equipment including four computers, a printer, internet connection and computer software.

• Avalon Beach RSL Sub-branch will receive $1759 to help purchase a computer and antivirus software.

• The Ballina Sub-section of the Naval Association of Australia will receive $3308 to help purchase equipment including a printer, computer, paper shredder and internet access.

• The Bangalow RSL Sub-branch will receive $3635 to help purchase a computer, printer, internet access and a paper shredder.

• The Bowraville RSL Sub-branch will receive $2569 to help purchase a computer and internet access.

• Brunswick Heads-Billinudgel RSL Sub-branch will receive $4732 to help purchase equipment including a computer, computer software and internet access.

• The Coffs Harbour Legacy Welfare Fund will receive $2569 to help purchase a

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computer and paper shredder.

• The Dubbo and Far West Region of the Vietnam Veterans’ Association of Australia will receive $3874 to help purchase a photocopier.

• The Dungog RSL Sub-branch will receive $4632 to help purchase equipment including a computer, internet access, filing cabinet and computer software.

• Far North Coast Legacy will receive $9860 to help purchase two computers, internet access and a photocopier.

• Forster Tuncurry RSL Sub-branch will receive $6307 to help purchase equipment including two computers, two conference phones, printers and a paper shredder.

• Huskisson RSL Sub-branch will receive $13,410 to help purchase equipment including four computers, a printer and internet access.

• The Korean War Veterans’ Association NSW will receive $3669 to help purchase equipment including a computer, paper shredder and internet access.

• Kyolge RSL Sub-branch will receive $5244 to help purchase equipment including a printer, telephone connection, filing cabinet and two office workstations.

• Maclean RSL Sub-branch will receive $6580 to help purchase a printer, computer, photocopier and internet access.

• Manning Valley Great Lakes Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Social and Welfare Club will receive $5393 to help purchase equipment including a computer, printer, computer software and wireless router.

• North Sydney RSL Sub-branch will receive $853 to help purchase internet access, an answering machine and a paper shredder.

• Ourimbah Lisarow RSL Sub-branch will receive $12,229 to help purchase equipment including a computer, printer, filing cabinet and office desk.

• South-West Rocks RSL Sub-branch will receive $10,158 to help purchase equipment including three computers, three printers, computer software and internet access.

• Sydney Legacy will receive $5626 to help purchase three computers and a printer.

• 32 JRTE Association will receive $2640 to help purchase equipment including a printer, computer, telephone and internet access.

• Abermain RSL Sub-branch will receive $3124 to help purchase equipment including two computers, a printer, photocopier and filing cabinet.

• The NSW Division of the Australian Flying Corps and Royal Australian Air Force Association will receive $7845 to help purchase equipment including two computers, internet access, printer and filing cabinet.

• Alstonville RSL Sub-branch will receive $10,700 to help purchase equipment including two computers, internet access, a speaker phone and a photocopier.

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• The Armidale RSL Sub-branch will receive $21,093 to help purchase equipment including seven computers, four printers, filing cabinets and a whiteboard.

• Ballina RSL Sub-branch will receive $6956 to help purchase equipment including two computers, a printer, security cabinets and internet access.

• The Boolaroo-Speers Point RSL Sub-branch will receive $3874 to help purchase a computer, printer and multi-function telephone and answering machine.

• Botany RSL Sub-branch will receive $4736 to help purchase equipment including a computer, printer, scanner and internet access.

• Cessnock RSL Sub-branch will receive $5244 to help purchase equipment including a computer and computer software, internet access, printer and two filing cabinets.

• Chatsworth-Iluka RSL Sub-branch will receive $1166 to help purchase internet access, a paper shredder and filing cabinet.

• Clarence Valley Vietnam Veterans Association will receive $4292 to help purchase two computers and two printers.

• Coldale RSL Sub-branch will receive $1408 to help purchase a computer and printer.

• Corrimal RSL Sub-branch will receive $2658 to help purchase a computer, telephone connection and internet access.

• Cowra RSL Sub-branch will receive $4123 to help purchase equipment including two computers, a whiteboard and filing cabinet.

• East Maitland RSL Sub-branch will receive $500 to help purchase office chairs.

• The Toukley Branch of the Extreme Disablement Adjustment Veterans Association of Australia will receive $2330 to help purchase a computer, printer and internet access.

• The Extremely Disabled War Veterans Association of Newcastle and Hunter Region will receive $3228 to help purchase a printer, photocopier, paper shredder and external hard drive.

• The Far South Coast Ex-Pensions Support Centre will receive $1234 to help purchase a printer and internet access.

• Gloucester RSL Sub-branch will receive $1747 to help purchase a laptop and printer.

• The Gosford City Sub-branch of the Vietnam Veterans’ Association of Australia will receive $3726 to help purchase equipment including a printer, paper shredder, internet access and office chairs.

• The Goulburn RSL Sub-branch will receive $2389 to help purchase internet access, a photocopier and fax machine.

• The Legacy Club of Grafton will receive $4137 to help purchase equipment including a

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computer, printer, filing cabinet and office chairs.

• Greta RSL Sub-branch will receive $3988 to help purchase a computer, printer, computer stand and software.

• Hastings Manning Macleay Vietnam Veterans Association will receive $6671 to help purchase equipment including two computers, internet access, filing cabinet and office chairs.

• The Integrated Service Peoples Association of Australia will receive $4748 to help purchase a computer, internet access, projector and projector screen.

• Illawarra Veterans Entitlement Services will receive $8949 to help purchase equipment including office chairs, paper shredder, two computers and internet access.

• The City of Lismore RSL Sub-branch will receive $2983 to help purchase equipment including a printer, computer, paper shredder and internet access.

• Maitland RSL Sub-branch will receive $14,020 to help purchase two computers, printer, photocopier and office desks.

• Merewether RSL Sub-branch will receive $3621 to help purchase a computer, printer, paper shredder, filing cabinet and internet access.

• Moree RSL Sub-branch will receive $4476 to help purchase a computer, printer, internet access, filing cabinet and paper shredder.

• Murwillumbah RSL Sub-branch will receive $2165 to help purchase equipment including a computer, office chairs and a filing cabinet.

• The Newcastle Branch of the National Service and Combined Forces Association of Australia will receive $3912 to help purchase equipment including a computer, printer, internet access and office furniture.

• Nelsen Bay RSL Sub-branch will receive $2090 to help purchase a computer, filing cabinet and office furniture.

• Newcastle and Hunter Region Vietnam Veterans will receive $7926 to help purchase two computers, printers and internet access.

• Newcastle Legacy will receive $86,175 to help purchase equipment including nine computers, two printers, scanner, office furniture and internet access.

• The NSW Section of the Naval Association of Australia will receive $3125 to help purchase a computer, printer and modem.

• Oberon RSL Sub-branch will receive $6641 to help purchase equipment including two computers, printers, filing cabinets, office furniture and internet access.

• The Penshurst RSL Sub-branch will receive $8808 to help purchase equipment including three computers, a printer, paper shredder and projector.

• Port Stephens Legacy received $4663 to help purchase two computers and a printer.

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• The Partners of Veterans’ Association of Australia will receive $3875 to help purchase equipment including a computer, printer, internet access and projector.

• The NSW Branch of the Partners of Veterans’ Association of Australia will receive $8221 to help purchase three computers, a printer and office furniture.

• The NSW Branch of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps Association will receive $1504 to help purchase a computer and wireless mouse.

• The Riverina Sub-section of the Vietnam Veterans’ Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Association of Australia will receive $4292 to help purchase a computer, printer, internet access, filing cabinet and an office chair.

• The Rooty Hill Sub-section of the Naval Association of Australia will receive $4756 to help purchase three computers, printers and internet access.

• The NSW RSL Branch will receive $24,010 to help purchase 14 computers and printers.

• The Welfare and Benevolent Institution of the NSW RSL Branch will receive $8191 to help purchase two computers, a printer, internet access and office furniture.

• The Shortland RSL Sub-branch will receive $10,452 to help purchase equipment including two computers, a printer, photocopier and filing cabinet.

• Stuart’s Point RSL Sub-branch will receive $3182 to help purchase equipment including a computer, printer, office furniture and internet access.

• The Sutherland Sub-section of the Naval Association of Australia will receive $3300 to help purchase a computer and printer.

• The War Widows Guild of Australia, NSW Branch, will receive $4692 to help purchase a computer, computer software and a projector.

• The Tamworth RSL Sub-branch will receive $8215 to help purchase two computers, computer software and internet access.

• The Toronto RSL Sub-branch will receive $10,045 to help purchase three computers, photocopier and printer.

• The Toukley RSL Sub-branch will receive $7000 to help purchase a computer and photocopier.

• The Totally and Permanently Disabled Soldiers Association of Australia, Newcastle Branch, will receive $1877 to help purchase two printers, internet access and office chairs.

• The Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Veterans’ Association of NSW will receive $6380 to help purchase three computers, a printer and internet access.

• The Far North Coast (NSW) Sub-branch of the Vietnam Veterans’ Association of Australia will receive $14,014 to help purchase equipment including two computers, a photocopier and internet access.

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• The Vietnam Veterans’ Association of Australia National Council NSW Branch will receive $54,850 to help purchase equipment including 18 computers, six scanners, printers, internet access and three photocopiers.

• The Vietnam Veterans’ Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Association of Australia NSW Branch will receive $63,568 to help purchase equipment including five computers, printers, internet access and office furniture.

• The Wentworth and Coomealla Districts Sub-branch of the Vietnam Veterans’ Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Association of Australia will receive $10,260 to help purchase equipment including two computers, a printer, internet access and office furniture.

• Wallsend RSL Sub-branch will receive $710 to help purchase a printer, a paper shredder and internet access.

• The Waratah-Mayfield RSL Sub-branch will receive $4063 to help purchase a computer, printer, filing cabinet and paper shredder.

• The Vietnam Veterans’ Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Association of Australia Central West Sub-branch will receive $2888 to help purchase a computer, printer and computer software.

• Wingham RSL Sub-branch will receive $2358 to help purchase a computer, printer, memory stick and internet access.

• The Woolgoola RSL Sub-branch will receive $5539 to help purchase two computers, a printer, office equipment, a telephone and internet access.

• Woy Woy Ettalong Hardys Bay RSL Sub-branch will receive $1900 to help purchase a computer, printer and internet access.

• The Brisbane Waters Branch of the National Malaya and Borneo Veterans’ Association of Australia will receive $4349 to help purchase a computer, printer, paper shredder and internet access.

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Building Excellence in Support and Training Victoria Recipients • Hume Veterans’ Information Centre will receive $39,499 to help purchase equipment including eight computers, three printers, internet access, office furniture and a projection screen.

• RSL Victoria will receive $16,065 to help purchase seven data projectors.

• The Regional Veterans’ Centre Project will receive $3040 to help purchase a computer, computer software and accessories.

• Ballarat Veterans’ Support Group will receive $10,408 to help purchase internet access, a computer and office furniture.

• The Bass Coast Veterans & Dependants Welfare Centre will receive $14,291 to help purchase four computers, printers, a whiteboard and office furniture.

• Bayside Regional Centre will receive $910 to help purchase two printers and internet access.

• Casey Regional Veterans Welfare Centre will receive $6072 to help purchase two computers, filing cabinets, a laminator and internet access.

• Central Victorian Veterans’ Support Centre will receive $13,180 to help purchase four computers, a printer, computer software, office chairs and internet access.

• Echuca Veterans Support Centre will receive $4050 to help purchase a computer, internet access and office furniture.

• Geelong Veterans Support Centre will receive $18,760 to help purchase four computers, a printer, photocopier and internet access.

• Gippsland Veterans’ Welfare Centre will receive $70,747 to help purchase equipment including 12 computers, six printers, photocopiers, office furniture, internet and telephone access.

• Goulburn Valley Veterans Services will receive $3349 to help purchase a photocopier and internet access.

• Heidelberg Repatriation Veterans’ Centre will receive $17,243 to help purchase nine computers, four printers and internet access.

• Leongatha & Districts Veterans’ Welfare Centre will receive $16,013 to help purchase four computers, three printers, computer software, office furniture and internet access.

• Melbourne Veterans’ & Services Support Centre will receive $14,015 to help purchase a printer, scanner, four computers, photocopier and internet access.

• Mitchell Veterans’ Centre will receive $3300 to help purchase a computer, computer software and internet access.

• South East Regional Veterans’ Welfare Centre will receive $1603 to help purchase a printer/scanner and internet access.

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• Southern Peninsula Veterans’ Centre will receive $16,315 to help purchase five computers, two printers, a photocopier, filing cabinets and internet access.

• South West Veterans’ Centre will receive $700 to help purchase internet access.

• Sunraysia Regional Veterans’ Centre will receive $11,579 to help purchase equipment including three computers, internet access, a printer and filing cabinets.

• Swan Hill Veterans’ Information Centre will receive $13,381 to help purchase equipment including a computer, photocopier, printer and internet access.

• Surf Coast Regional Veterans’ Centre will receive $9808 to help purchase equipment including a printer, scanner, computer, computer software and accessories.

• Western Suburbs Veterans & Vietnam Veterans’ Association of Australia will receive $1980 to help purchase a computer and internet access.

• West Gippsland Veterans’ Welfare Centre will receive $2375 to help purchase a storage unit, electronic stapler and printer accessories.

• The Australian Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Veterans Association National Branch will receive $18,881 to help purchase equipment including a whiteboard, reference material, three computers, a printer and computer software.

• Vietnam Veterans’ Federation of Victoria will receive $1618 to help purchase a computer monitor, a printer and internet access.

• Defence Force Welfare Association Victoria will receive $6270 to help purchase a computer, a printer, photocopier, computer software and internet access.

• Melbourne Legacy will receive $43,602 to help purchase equipment including 12 computers, six printers, internet access, two paper shredders and computer software.

• Melbourne Legacy Welfare will receive $4984 to help purchase two computers.

• The Victorian Branch of the Australian Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Veterans’ Association will receive $9040 to help purchase a computer, printer, internet access, paper shredders and laminator.

• Upway Belgrave RSL Sub-branch will receive $5993 to help purchase equipment including a computer, printer, internet access and office furniture.

• Phillip Island RSL Sub-branch will receive $8746 to help purchase two computers, two printers, internet access and office furniture.

• Hampton RSL Sub-branch will receive $2569 to help purchase a computer and printer.

• Oakleigh-Carnegie RSL Sub-branch will receive $5843 to help purchase three computers, two printers and computer software.

• Ocean Grove RSL Sub-branch will receive $3904 to help purchase a computer, printer, internet access and computer software.

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• Carry On Victoria will receive $19,195 to help purchase a computer, photocopier and office furniture including chairs and desks.

Building Excellence in Support and Training Queensland Recipients • The Hervey Bay Sub-branch of the Vietnam Veterans’ Association of Australia will receive $4680 to help purchase two computers and a printer.

• The Armed Services Assistance Centre will receive $21,620 to help purchase equipment including five computers, internet access, a photocopier, filing cabinets and other office furniture.

• Bribie Island RSL Sub-branch will receive $1098 to help purchase a printer and a noticeboard.

• The Cooloola Coast Sub-branch of the Vietnam Veterans’ Association of Australia will receive $1440 to help purchase a computer.

• Tweed Heads and Coolangatta RSL Sub-branch will receive $15,975 to help purchase five computers, two printers, a photocopier and paper shredder.

• The Manly-Lota RSL Sub-branch will receive $13,708 to help purchase equipment including three computers, internet access, a photocopier and office furniture.

• The Queensland Branch of the Regular Defence Forces and Welfare Association will receive $5919 to help purchase internet access and computer software.

• Everyman’s Welfare Service Limited will receive $3850 to help purchase two computers, internet access and a printer.

• The Western Suburbs Veterans’ Support Network will receive $3483 to help purchase a computer and printer.

• The Gympie RSL Sub-branch will receive $720 to help purchase internet access.

• The Queensland Branch of the Partners of Veterans Association of Australia will receive $20,442 to help purchase equipment including five computers, internet access, a printer, computer software and office furniture.

• The North Queensland Branch of the Australian Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Veterans’ Association will receive $2570 to help purchase internet access, a photocopier and paper shredder.

• The Cooroy-Pomona Sub-branch of the Regular Defence Forces and Welfare Association will receive $2700 to help purchase a computer and printer.

• The Townsville Sub-branch of the Vietnam Veterans’ Association of Australia will receive $5350 to help purchase a photocopier and filing cabinet.

• The Queensland Branch of the Vietnam Veterans’ Federation of Australia will receive $21,357 to help purchase a telephone system, photocopier, television and projector.

• The Australian Army Training Team Vietnam Association, Queensland Branch, will

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receive $1779 to help purchase a printer and computer.

• Sandgate RSL Sub-branch will receive $4100 to help purchase a computer and television.

• The Bribie Island and Districts Sub-branch of the Vietnam Veterans’ Association of Australia will receive $1329 to help purchase two computer monitors, internet access and a filing cabinet.

• Runaway Bay RSL Sub-branch will receive $840 to help purchase a computer.

• The Mary Valley RSL Sub-branch will receive $2800 to help purchase a computer and printer.

• Beerwah-Peachester RSL Sub-branch will receive $7443 to help purchase equipment including two computers, two printers, filing cabinets and other office furniture.

• Coorparoo RSL Sub-branch will receive $7048 to help purchase three computers, a printer, modem and router.

• Maroochydore RSL Sub-branch will receive $10,559 to help purchase two computers, a smartboard and projector.

• South Eastern District RSL will receive $2022 to help purchase a computer and fax machine.

• Ravenshoe RSL Sub-branch will receive $6524 to help purchase two computers, a printer, internet access and office chairs.

• Currumbin Palm Beach Veterans’ Support Centre will receive $1304 to help purchase office equipment including two stationary cupboards and filing cabinets.

• Goodna RSL Sub-branch will receive $3577 to help purchase equipment including a computer, printer, computer software and filing cabinet.

• The Pioneer-Fitzroy-Highlands RSL Sub-branch will receive $10,390 to help purchase five computers, internet access, paper shredder and computer software and accessories.

• The Townsville Sub-branch of the Vietnam Veterans’ Federation of Australia will receive $16,350 to help purchase five computers, photocopier, internet access and office chairs.

• The Incapacitated Servicemen and Women’s Association of Australia will receive $400 to help purchase internet access.

• Hervey Bay RSL Sub-branch will receive $3417 to help purchase three computers and four printers.

• The Surfers Paradise RSL Sub-branch will receive $9040 to help purchase equipment including five computers, four printers, a wireless router and projector.

• Wondai RSL Sub-branch will receive $13,511 to help purchase equipment including four computers, two printers, internet access and a photocopier.

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• The South Queensland Branch of the Australian Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Veterans’ Association will receive $9646 to help purchase three computers, four printers, internet access and office furniture including filing cabinets.

• The Beenleigh RSL Sub-branch will receive $2278 to help purchase a computer.

• Graythorne RSL Sub-branch will receive $10,657 to help purchase equipment including three computers, four printers and office equipment including filing cabinets and a telephone.

• Kilcoy RSL Sub-branch will receive $7059 to help purchase equipment including a computer, filing cabinets, telephone system and internet access.

• Lowood RSL Sub-branch will receive $18,760 to help purchase equipment including six computers, seven printers, a paper shredder and computer software.

• The Legacy Fund of Brisbane will receive $8628 to help purchase three computers, three printers and internet access.

• The Queensland Section of the Naval Association of Australia will receive $1930 to help purchase a computer, printer and internet access.

• The Cooktown RSL Sub-branch will receive $3844 to help purchase a computer, printer, internet access and office furniture.

• Kalbar RSL Sub-branch will receive $1975 to help purchase a computer and printer.

• The Townsville RSL Sub-branch will receive $6138 to help purchase two computers, a printer and internet access.

• The Pine Rivers Sub-section of the Naval Association of Australia will receive $6008 to help purchase two computers, a printer and internet access.

• The Sandgate Sub-section of the Naval Association of Australia will receive $3025 to help purchase a computer, printer, filing cabinet and computer software.

• Caloundra RSL Sub-branch will receive $7670 to help purchase four computers, a printer, shredder and office furniture.

• The Totally and Permanently Disabled Ex-servicepersons Association, Townsville, will receive $2485 to help purchase a computer, paper shredder and filing cabinet.

• The Vietnam Logistical Support Veterans’ Association will receive $2855 to help purchase a computer, internet access and computer software.

• The Australian Special Air Service Association, Queensland, will receive $3950 to help purchase a computer, printer and internet access.

• The Tewantin-Noosa RSL Sub-branch will receive $735 to help purchase internet access and a filing cabinet.

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• The Legacy Club of Fraser Coast and Country Burnett will receive $13,092 to help purchase a range of equipment including five computers, a photocopier, printer and computer software.

• The Royal Australian Regiment Association, Queensland Division, will receive $4232 to help purchase two computers, a printer and paper shredder.

• Cairns RSL Sub-branch will receive $27,507 to help purchase six computers and printers, a photocopier and office furniture.

• Bundaberg ESO Support Centre will receive $13,376 to help purchase six computers, two printers and internet access.

• Ipswich and Districts Veterans Support Group will receive $6341 to help purchase equipment including two computers, three printers, internet access and a paper shredder.

• Redlands RSL Sub-branch will receive $5142 to help purchase two computers, a printer and paper shredder.

• Warwick RSL Sub-branch will receive $3620 to help purchase a computer and internet access.

• The Rockhampton Sub-branch of the Vietnam Veterans’ Federation of Australia will receive $6700 to help purchase a scanner, wireless internet access, a filing cabinet and photocopier.

• The National Servicemen’s Combined Central RSL Sub-branch will receive $2163 to help purchase a printer, computer and paper shredder.

• Emu Park RSL Sub-branch will receive $6464 to help purchase a computer, printer and internet access.

• The Far North Queensland Veterans and Ex-service Support Centre will receive $13,735 to help purchase two computers, a printer, telephone and office furniture.

• Gatton RSL Sub-branch will receive $6450 to help purchase two computers, a printer, paper shredder, internet access and office chairs.

• Wallangarra RSL Sub-branch will receive $1700 to help purchase a photocopier.

• Cardwell RSL Sub-branch will receive $5415 to help purchase two computers, a printer and internet access.

• Proserpine RSL Sub-branch will receive $6057 to help purchase two computers, a printer, internet access and office furniture.

• Veterans’ Support and Advocacy Service, Ipswich Office, will receive $4759 to help purchase two computers, a printer, paper shredder and internet access.

• The St George Office of the Veterans’ Support and Advocacy Service will receive $5798 to help purchase internet access and install storage cupboards.

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• The Rockhampton and Central Queensland Legacy Fund will receive $1632 to help purchase internet access and computer software.

• The Veterans’ Support and Advocacy Service will receive $40,436 to help purchase equipment including eight computers, a printer, scanner, photocopier, internet access, computer software and office furniture.

• Capricornia RSL Sub-branch will receive $800 to help purchase a printer.

• City-Newfarm RSL Sub-branch will receive $2900 to help purchase a computer, printer and internet access.

• Gordonvale RSL Sub-branch will receive $6150 to help purchase two computers, two printers and internet access.

• Maleny RSL Sub-branch will receive $435 to help purchase computer equipment.

• The Sunshine Coast Sub-branch of the Vietnam Veterans’ Association of Australia will receive $5911 to help purchase two printers, two computers, filing cabinets, a paper shredder and internet access.

• Carlyle Gardens Townsville RSL Sub-branch will receive $1687 to help purchase a computer.

• The Warwick Office of the Veterans’ Support and Advocacy Service will receive $3202 to help purchase a computer, printer, photocopier, paper shredder, telephone and internet access.

• Pine Rivers ESO Support Centre will receive $20,370 to help purchase equipment including six computers, three printers, computer software and office furniture.

• Central Queensland Veterans’ Support Centre will receive $11,274 to help purchase equipment including computer accessories such as memory sticks, office furniture and a paper shredder.

• Toowoomba RSL Sub-branch will receive $6694 to help purchase two computers, a printer, internet access and office furniture.

• The Beaudesert RSL Sub-branch will receive $961 for internet access, one filing cabinet and one computer chair.

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Building Excellence in Support and Training South Australia Recipients • The South Australian Branch of the Vietnam Veterans’ Association of Australia will receive $59,810 to help purchase equipment including 25 computers, 15 printers, internet access and office furniture including filing cabinets.

• The South Australian RSL Branch will receive $10,444 to help purchase three computers, printers, internet access and a photocopier.

• Mount Gambier RSL Sub-branch will receive $9778 to help purchase four computers and internet access.

• The South Australian Branch of the Totally and Permanently Disabled Soldiers’ Association of Australia will receive $10,087 to help purchase five computers, a mobile phone plan and internet access.

• Plympton Glenelg RSL Pensions Office will receive $11,594 to help purchase equipment including three computers, a printer, internet access and a whiteboard.

• The Legacy Club of Adelaide will receive $13,209 to help purchase equipment including three computers, four printers, a paper shredder and whiteboard.

• The South Australian Branch of the Vietnam Veterans’ Federation of Australia will receive $37,914 to help purchase equipment including ten computers, a printer, photocopier, office furniture and internet access.

• The Mitcham Branch of the Royal Australian Air Force Association will receive $11,567 to help purchase four computers, three printers, internet access and filing cabinets.

• Vietnam and War Veterans South Australia will receive $2631 to help purchase a printer, office desk and work station and internet access.

• The South Australian Branch of the Royal Australian Regiment Association will receive $8842 to help purchase a photocopier.

• Fleurieu Peninsula Veterans Community Association will receive $18,183 to help purchase equipment including four computers, a printer, internet access, computer software and accessories, and office furniture.

• The Beachvale Sub-section of the Naval Association of Australia will receive $10,640 to help purchase two computers, a printer, photocopier, internet access and filing cabinets.

• Riverland Veterans’ Centre will receive $5694 to help purchase two computers, internet access, two whiteboards and office furniture.

• The National Malaya and Borneo Veterans’ Association Australia National Branch will receive $25,540 to help purchase ten computers, ten printers, internet access and computer software.

• The South Australian Branch of the Korean and South East Asia Forces Association of Australia will receive $13,438 to help purchase two computers, two printers, computer software and internet access.

• The South Australian Division of the Royal Australian Air Force Association will receive

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$5993 to help purchase two computers, a printer, filing cabinet and office chairs.

• Yorke Peninsula Veterans’ and Community will receive $6510 to help purchase two computers, a printer, filing cabinet and internet access.

Building Excellence in Support and Training Northern Territory Recipients • The Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Ex-servicemen and Women Association of the Northern Territory will receive $5080 to help purchase a computer, printer, office furniture and internet access.

• The Darwin RSL Sub-branch will receive $2999 to help purchase a computer and internet access.

• The Northern Territory Branch of the Vietnam Veterans’ Association of Australia will receive $3099 to help purchase a computer, internet access and a paper shredder.

• The Royal Australian Regiment Association, Northern Territory Branch, will receive $1469 to help purchase a computer and printer.

Building Excellence in Support and Training Western Australia Recipients • Albany RSL Sub-branch will receive $3220 to help purchase a computer, internet access and computer software.

• The Australian Navy in Vietnam Veterans’ Welfare Association of Western Australia will receive $7734 to help purchase two computers, storage equipment and computer software.

• Applecross RSL Sub-branch will receive $1000 to help purchase internet access and office equipment.

• The Australian Special Air Service Association National Executive will receive $10,784 to help purchase five computers, a printer and internet access.

• The Western Australian Branch of the Australian Peacekeeper and Peacemaker Veterans’ Association will receive $128 to help purchase computer software.

• Busselton RSL Sub-branch will receive $4900 to help purchase two computers and two printers.

• Donnybrook RSL Sub-branch will receive $4310 to help purchase a computer, printer and computer software.

• Legacy Club of Fremantle will receive $1900 to help purchase a computer and printer.

• Geraldton City RSL Sub-branch will receive $8100 to help purchase a printer, computer, internet access and office furniture.

• Mount Hawthorn RSL Sub-branch will receive $925 to help purchase internet access and office equipment.

• The Naval Association of Australia, Western Australia Section, will receive $13,600 to help purchase four computers, internet access and filing cabinets.

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• The Partners of Veterans Association of Western Australia will receive $8850 to help purchase three computers, two printers and office equipment.

• The Western Australia Branch of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps Association will receive $2010 to help purchase a printer and printer consumables.

• The Regular Defence Force Welfare Association, Western Australia Branch, will receive $6560 to help purchase four computers, office furniture and internet access.

• The City of Rockingham RSL Sub-branch will receive $8040 to help purchase two computers, two printers and internet access.

• The Western Australia RSL Branch will receive $46,009 to help purchase equipment including two desktop computers, two laptop computers, a printer, one photocopier, one projector, computer software and office furniture.

• The Australian Federation of Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Ex-servicemen and Women, Western Australia Branch, will receive $5529 to help purchase a computer, printer, projector and internet access.

• The Western Australian Branch of the Vietnam Veterans Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Federation of Australia will receive $11,515 to help purchase two computers, a printer, internet access and office furniture.

• The Vietnam Logistic Support Veterans’ Association, Western Australia, will receive $7743 to help purchase two computers, two printers and a photocopier.

Building Excellence in Support and Training Tasmania Recipients • BEST Program Tasmania (Joint Venture Committee) will receive $45,630 to help purchase equipment including eleven computers, eleven printers, internet access and office furniture.

• Hobart Legacy will receive $4938 to help purchase a television, projection screen and internet access.

• Launceston Legacy will receive $3585 to help purchase a computer, printer, projector and internet access.

• The Vietnam Veterans’ Association of Australia, Tasmanian Branch, will receive $2800 to help purchase a computer and printer.

• The Tasmania Section of the Naval Association of Australia will receive $4859 to help purchase three computers and a printer.

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