More Support Needed for Young and Old Military Veterans Affected By PTSD

The Returned Services League (RSL) is calling for more support for military veterans suffering post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with fast rising numbers of young and older veterans affected by the condition. Western Australian RSL branch Chief Executive Officer John McCourt said PTSD needed to be acknowledged and addressed to battle the growing incidence of mental…

Red Poppies to Honour Fallen in Armistice

Knitted and crocheted red poppies will be made by the thousands to recognise the fallen troops, in time for the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. Ladies from Western Australia’s Returned Services League (RSL) branch have begun a project to knit or crochet 62,000 poppies to represent the Australians who died or were held as prisoners…

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…

Youth Recognised For Personal Development and Contribution to WA

Young Western Australians have been recognised for their contribution to society and personal developments as part of efforts to support and empower WA’s youth. Youth Minister Peter Tinley formally recognised the efforts of 19 young Western Australians across high schools and universities in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award ceremony at Government House on Tuesday.…

WA Government Announces Grant to Help At-Risk Youth

The WA government have announced a $250,000 grant as part of their youth engagement scheme, to help at-risk youth better connect with their community. Local governments and not-for-profit organisations are now able to apply for the grant to set-up projects using sport and recreation to target disengaged youth aged between eight and 18 living in…

Housing Development to Create Environmental Interconnected Community in Greenwood

Greenwood will be home of a new environmentally friendly residential development that will create a vibrant and interconnected community in the suburb. The $51 million East Green project will become an innovative, affordable and contemporary new residential community in Greenwood’s activity centre, promoting a sustainable housing. The development will be within two kilometres of the…

New Youth Advisory Council to Influence WA Government

The WA government is forming a council of 10 outstanding young Western Australians to provide input into Government youth policy. The Ministerial Youth Advisory Council will investigate matters referred to them by the Minister for Youth and provide feedback based on young people’s experiences. Young people with a broad range of knowledge, skills, backgrounds, experience…

War Veterans Remembered on Korean War Armistice Anniversary

Western Australians have been urged to reflect and remember the service of fallen war veterans on the 64th anniversary of the Korean War armistice. Australia became involved in the Korean War five years after the end of World War II with Royal Australian Navy, Royal Australian Air Force and the Australian Regular Army deployed soon…

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…