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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present. In the spirit of reconciliation the AV Connect acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of deceased persons.
" For Our Country, a sculptural pavilion commemorating the military service and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
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"ATSIVSA was established in 1999 to work closely with other Ex-service Organisations eg. the RSL and the Vietnam Veterans Association, and the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) to seek out Indigenous veterans to make sure they are receiving any entitlements they may have as a consequence of their service."
"Despite discrimination and exclusion, thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have served in the Australian Defence Forces since the 1860s and possibly earlier. More than 1000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples served in the First World War, and more than 4000 in the Second World War. At least 300 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples served in the Vietnam War. Record Search "
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" The National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) is committed to improving the lives of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The NIAA recognises that each community is unique. Our team includes people across Australia who work closely with communities to make sure policies, programs and services address these unique needs."