Adjournment - Veterans Support

23 May 2023

Martha HAYLETT (Ripon) (19:07): (194)

My adjournment matter is for the attention of the Minister for Veterans. The action I seek is for the minister to join me and members of the veterans community in my electorate of Ripon to outline how the Andrews Labor government is investing in projects that support and honour our veterans and their families.

Recently the minister announced more than $1.4 million in funding for 55 projects across the state offering practical support for veterans and commemorating their incredible contributions. One of these important projects is at the Maryborough RSL sub-branch. The Maryborough RSL are seeking to revive their hall by completing painting and plumbing works and upgrading the bathroom and kitchen as well. They will receive over $44,000 to get this done through the veterans capital works program.

The work that the Maryborough RSL does is essential to veterans and their families in our community. I want to give my deepest thanks to their committee, including the hardworking Danny McIver, Steve Braunton, Ben Holscher and all other committee members. The work you do is tireless, and our whole community is proud of the way you honour and support veterans and their families.

So many veterans make up an important part of the Ripon electorate, and this funding is just one of the many ways we commemorate the service and sacrifice of our veterans. I invite the minister to come and see firsthand the investment this government is putting into supporting veterans in our rural and regional communities.