PTSD Targeted As Focus For Veterans Health Week

10 years can pass before war veterans show signs of post-Traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with the State Government aiming to target the disorder ahead of Veterans’ Health Week. Veterans Issues Minister Peter Tinley will raise the disorder faced by war veterans as part of the Veterans’ Health Week, where he will open the week on…

Rohyingya plight worsens as 270,000 refugess flee Myanmar

The United Nations has confirmed that around 270,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar after a violent crackdown on insurgent, leaving for neighbouring Bangladesh. Previous estimates of 164,000 refugees were revised upwards, significantly higher than previous estimates made by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. UN refugee agency spokeswoman Vivian Tan said that even the revised…

WA Government to Heritage List All Victoria Cross War Graves

The Western Australian Government will heritage list all the war graves of Victoria Cross recipients by ANZAC Day in 2018, marking the 100-year anniversary of the end of WWI. Listing the graves will honour the commitment made by Premier Mark McGowan while he was in opposition. Part of the process will include identifying the graves…

EXCLUSIVE: Do Younger Generations Understand ANZAC?

At dawn ceremonies we hear the bugle play, we see returning service men and women pay tribute to their fellow soldiers. We take a moment to thank those who’ve given their lives to give us freedom, and we think about the future of the lucky country. The 25th of April can mean a lot of…

Australians Honour Diggers on Anzac Day

Thousands of people have gathered in Kings Park for Anzac Day’s dawn service, paying tribute to past and present soldiers for their service and sacrifice in war. An estimated 40,000 people were in attendance at the park’s State War Memorial, to remember those who lost their lives in battle. Darkness covered the park as crowds…

1250 US Marines Arrive in Darwin

About 1250 US Marines and sailors have begun arriving in Darwin this week as part of a new rotation involving US engagement in the Asia-Pacific region. The Marines are arriving in Australia’s North as part of a six-month deployment where they will complete up to ten major exercises and engage with a range of countries…

ISIS Executes Jordanian Pilot

This story is written by WAMN Journalist, Daniel Edwards. A video has been released online showing Jordanian Pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, being burned alive. The Islamic State militant group had sought to trade him for Sajida al-Rishawi, an Iraqi woman who is in a Jordanian prison for her role in a terrorist attack that killed…