ANZAC commemorations are taking place in the electorate of La Trobe across this week. I look forward to being involved in a number of those services which reflect on the endeavours of those who have supported the war effort on behalf of Australia.
Between 2014 and 2018 Australia will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the First World War.
$100,000 is being made available by the Federal Government to each electorate including La Trobe to help enable community groups to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australian service personnel in the First World War.
Examples of eligible activities under the Program include:
- public commemorative events;
- new First World War memorials or honour boards;
- the restoration of existing First World War memorials or honour boards;
- the preservation, interpretation and display of First World War wartime and military memorabilia and artefacts; and
- relevant school projects