Published: Wed 18 Sep 2013

This morning, the Coalition government will be sworn in at Government house by the Governor-General, the Hon. Quentin Bryce AC CVO.

As their first official engagement, Senator the Hon. David Johnston, Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Special Minister of State and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Mr. Stuart Robert MP, Assistant Minister for Defence, and Mr. Darren Chester MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, will lay a wreath in remembrance at the Australian War Memorial.

The Memorial’s Council Chairman, Rear Admiral Ken Doolan AO RAN (Ret’d), alongside Major General Paul Stevens AO (Ret’d), will welcome the new Ministers as they commence their first day in their new roles.

 

What:

  • Defence and Veterans Affairs Ministers lay a wreath as their first official engagement.

 Who:  

  • Rear Admiral Ken Doolan AO RAN (Ret’d), Chairman of the Australian War Memorial Council.

  • Major General Paul Stevens AO (Ret’d), Member of the Australian War Memorial Council, (representing Dr Brendan Nelson, Director, Australian War Memorial).

  • Senator the Hon. David Johnston, Minister for Defence.

  • Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Special Minister of State and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC.

  • Mr. Stuart Robert MP, Assistant Minister for Defence.

  • Mr. Darren Chester MP will be Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence.

 When

  • 1.20 pm, Wednesday 18 September (please arrive at 1.10 pm via front steps if possible).

 Where:

  • Australian War Memorial, Commemorative Area.

                                                                                                       

Parking is available on ANZAC Apron.

*Minister’s information has been generated with details sourced from the APH Press Release,

A team to build a stronger Australia, disseminated on Monday 16 September 2013.

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Dennis Stockman                               0414 734 988                          dennis.stockman@awm.gov.au

  

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