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Steven’s Story

When Steven* called Bravery Trust he and his family were experiencing financial difficulties and needed support. Steven had suffered an accident while serving, rupturing a disc and crushing a nerve…
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January 7, 2022
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Simone’s Story

Simone* had served in the Navy for 8 years and was medically discharged a year before contacting Bravery Trust, after she sustained physical injury and mental health illness as a…
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December 21, 2021
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Craig’s Story

Craig had spent nearly a decade serving in the Army before he voluntarily discharged due to declining mental health. Craig contacted Bravery Trust in April 2021 from Vietnam. He’d travelled…
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December 21, 2021
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Christmas Office Closure

From the entire Bravery Trust family, we wish you and your family and happy and safe festive season. Although we are closed from December 24, 2021, to January 4, 2022,…
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December 15, 2021
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THANK YOU DVA

As we celebrate the virtual finish line of our 100km challenge, we say thank you to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) for your support of Bravery Trek. More than…
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December 7, 2021
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The Most Expensive Dinner Ever

Extended access to buy now, pay later schemes in hospitality venues could have significant impacts on Australia’s most vulnerable, including veterans in financial crisis. Bravery Trust is a nation-wide military…
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November 12, 2021
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James’ Brave Story

James had served in the Airforce for 16 years and was now a veteran experiencing a financial crisis. He’d suffered both physical and mental health issues, including PTSD and Anxiety,…
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September 16, 2021
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Energy Disconnections Victoria

Origin Energy has been required to pay half a million dollars in Wrongful Disconnection Payments because it disconnected customers without providing adequate information about payment support measures. The Wrongful Disconnection…
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August 27, 2021
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John’s* story

John* let Bravery Trust know that the support we provided helped him immensely in his transition to civilian life and through the aftermath of the recent challenges. John served in…
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August 25, 2021
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Homelessness Week

Yesterday marked the start of Homelessness Week (1-7 August), to raise awareness of the impact of homelessness on Australia. Helping veterans work towards secure housing is some of the key…
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August 2, 2021
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Middle East Commemorative Day

Bravery Trust Chairman Garth Callender has welcomed plans for a standalone commemorative day to recognise those who served in the Middle East during the past 20 years. Mr Callender was…
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July 28, 2021
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Amanda & Jarrod’s story

Like many of us, COVID completely changed Amanda and Jarrod’s livelihoods. They had always been hardworking and financially stable – but COVID changed that.  They were worried about how this may impact their…
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July 14, 2021
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Chris’ story

Chris served for 8 years in the infantry until he suffered an accident and since his transition, he has been living with mental health challenges. ​ When Chris separated from his wife, he contacted Bravery Trust to see…
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June 11, 2021
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Kerry’s Story

"Bravery Trust enabled our family to create treasured memories with mum. I cannot thank them enough.’’ Kerry Speelman received a phone call no daughter wants. Her mother Joan had been given bad cancer news.​ She desperately…
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May 25, 2021
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Rodney’s Story

Bad luck was piling up for Rodney Sherriff. Rodney was struggling with bills after his partner died suddenly overseas, his dog died and he was diagnosed with cancer. ​ Rodney, who served in the…
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May 25, 2021

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No two Australian veterans are the same. They’re everyday Aussies – united by their commitment to serve. We are proud to share their unique stories of service and bravery with you.

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