Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Corrective Services; Industrial Relations

    Expressions of Interest sought for Veterans Advisory Council

    10/07/2018 5:15 PM
    • Opportunity to represent veterans' community and have input on relevant issues
    • Advisory council to inform the State Government on matters relating to veterans

    Serving Australian Defence Force members and veterans are being invited to consider being part of the Ministerial Veterans Advisory Council.


    Acting Veterans Issues Minister Bill Johnston said the council was seeking members who could bring a broad range of knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience relevant to the veterans' community.


    The Ministerial Veterans Advisory Council investigates matters referred to it by the Minister for Veterans Issues, and provides advice to the State Government on matters relating to veterans, including issues regarding the transition to civilian life.


    Applicants for the Ministerial Veterans Advisory Council need to be either a current serving member of the Australian Defence Force or a veteran.


    Membership of the Council is for a two-year term, with a possible one-year extension.


    The Council convenes quarterly.


    Council members are expected to act in a personal capacity drawing on their relevant knowledge, experience and skills, and not as a representative of a particular association.


    Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday, 25 July 2018.


    More information can be found on the Department of Communities website at https://www.communities.wa.gov.au/


    Comments attributed to Acting Veterans Issues Minister Bill Johnston:


    "It is important to recognise there are now more veterans of post-1999 conflicts like East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan, than there are from Korea, Malaya and Vietnam combined.


    "Our veteran community has a range of experiences and interests and their needs are changing. The Veterans Advisory Council is a vital link between the veteran community and the Government. 


    "I encourage any veteran, regardless of rank or service, who has something to contribute on the issues that matter to veterans, like transition and employment, to apply."


    Minister's office: 6552 5300