Respect and recognition for Australian veterans

Australian Defence Force veterans will be able to access thousands of special discounts as businesses across the nation say ‘thank you for your service’.

The new Veteran Card released today by the Morrison Government will be available to all veterans as a practical demonstration of respect and recognition for their service.

Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel Darren Chester will officially launch the Veteran Card today, which gives Australian business owners the opportunity to practically demonstrate thanks and respect for those who have served.

The Prime Minister said Australians had a great deal of respect for those who have served our nation in the uniforms of the Navy, Army and Air Force, and through the Veteran Card, veterans would have access to more than 10,000 offers from around 500 businesses, both over the counter and online.

“Much like the lapel pin gives every day Australians the opportunity to recognise veterans and thank them for their service, the offers available through the veteran card allow the business community to show its thanks,” the Prime Minister said.

“The broader recognition package we’ve developed which includes the Veterans Covenant, the lapel pin and card is a way each and every one of us, including the business community, can say to our veterans ‘thank you for your service’.”

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