As the Invictus Games draw to a close in Sydney, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a suite of initiatives to recognise Australian veterans including a discount card and lapel pin.

The government will also develop an Australian Veterans’ Covenant, similar to the UK model, which would be enacted in legislation as a promise of respect and support.

Mr Morrison said Australia has a “great culture” of high regard for veterans.

“These measures we have announced today are all about continuing to honour their sacrifice, not just when it is made on the field, but when the sacrifice means they are still hurting when they are coming back and supporting their families.” (9 News, 27th October 2018)

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