The Nationals-Liberal government will provide an additional $31 million to support veterans’ mental health as part of its response to the Senate Inquiry into veterans’ suicide.
We best honour the diggers of 1917 by ensuring our veterans in 2017 receive the support they need and deserve.
When someone stops serving their country it is their country’s turn to start serving them.
The government has made veterans’ mental health a priority.
An additional $58.6 million in mental health funding was provided in this year’s Budget.
Mental health treatment works best when a veteran can get help early so the government has made the treatment of any mental health condition free for anyone who has served one day in the full-time ADF.
The government will now provide a DVA White Card to access mental health treatment through this program to all personnel leaving the military.
Improving safety for heavy vehicle drivers on our roads
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is calling for submissions for the next round of Australian Government funding to support industry-led safety projects.
The first two rounds of the program have seen $7.72 million invested in 17 projects to improve safety for heavy vehicle drivers, operators and general road users.
There were 212 fatalities involving heavy vehicles across Australia in 2016-17 and we are continuing to work hard to ensure that number continues to decline.
Applications are open until February 23, 2018.
Projects will be presented to the Transport and Infrastructure Council for consideration in May 2018
For more information about the projects visit www.nhvr.gov.au/hvsi