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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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Bethany’s story

Swamped with bills and mounting stress.... Bethany Setter, 55, from Doreen in Melbourne, was swamped with bills. She just couldn’t seem to get in front of the growing pile. Having…
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April 29, 2021
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Gary’s story

Financial stress exacerbated my PTSD... Gary Daly was overwhelmed by worry about his finances and his children, but it was the threat of losing his car that brought the stress…
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April 29, 2021
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David’s Story

COVID adds further stress to an injured veteran Every year since 2012, Bravery Trust has been there to help hundreds of Australian veterans in times of financial crisis. One such…
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April 20, 2021
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Rebecca’s story

A long recovery meant leave without pay... Single mum *Rebecca (ex-serving Army) contacted Bravery Trust for help following an injury to her shoulder during duty. She already had numerous physical…
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April 19, 2021
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Bruce & Emma’s story

Family’s special trek across Brisbane. They have travelled thousands of kilometres across the world battling to hold their young children for the first time and working amid civil unrest. But…
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December 4, 2020

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