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71 years of Australian peacekeeping and peacemaking



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THE HON RICHARD MARLES MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR DEFENCE MEMBER FOR CORIO

THE HON AMANDA RISHWORTH MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT SHADOW MINISTER FOR VETERANS’ AFFAIRS

SHADOW MINISTER FOR DEFENCE PERSONNEL MEMBER FOR KINGSTON

71 YEARS OF AUSTRALIAN PEACEKEEPING AND PEACEMAKING

Today we honour and remember our peacekeepers and peacemakers for the 71 years of continued service of peacekeeping.

Australia has a long and proud history when it comes to our peacekeeping efforts around the world.

Whether it be providing talks between communities, greater stability, humanitarian aid or medical assistance to those men, women and children on the ground Australia’s peacekeeping efforts have provided greater peace to those regions which were previously embattled with conflict.

Australia’s role in peacekeeping and humanitarian operations began in 1947 and has seen more than 70,000 Australians involved in peacekeeping, including ADF personnel, Australian Police and civilians.

Australian peacekeepers have been involved in operations in Cyprus, Cambodia, Haiti, Mozambique, Rwanda, Bougainville, Timor Leste, Solomon Islands and many more.

The stability and safety which our peacekeepers have brought to regions of conflict is immeasurable.

We remember all of those men and women, who in working towards a more peaceful world have sacrificed their own lives. We remember those who have been wounded and the 16 Australian lives lost whilst on peacekeeping operations.

FRIDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER 2018

MEDIA CONTACT: KATE HANNS (RISHWORTH) 0423 974 363