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Wars’ invisible scars go deep

The Australian Greens will tomorrow pay tribute to service personnel and civilians who lost their lives in the bombing of Darwin, the first and largest direct attack of mainland Australia.

Greens spokesperson for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator Penny Wright, said the 70th anniversary of the bombings tomorrow was a timely reminder of the enduring costs of war.

“At least 243 civilians and Australian and US service personnel lost their lives during those two raids, and between 300 and 400 were wounded,” Senator Wright said.

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Remembrance Day a Chance to Acknowledge Mental Health Impacts of War: Greens

Greens’ spokesperson for Veterans Affairs and Mental Health, Senator Penny Wright, has today moved a motion in the Senate to commemorate Remembrance Day, recognising the sacrifice of Australians who have died serving our country and highlighting the ongoing mental health impacts of service on veterans and their families.

 

The motion was co-sponsored by Senators Feeney and Ronaldson and was passed unanimously by the Senate.

 

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