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UNDER RECONSTRUCTION & UPGRADES 12th MAY 2017 onward …

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Welcome Home: reconciliation, Vietnam veterans, and the reconstruction of Anzac under the Hawke government

This paper seeks to explore the role that Hawke played in reconciling these parties and the discursive inclusion of Vietnam veterans into the Anzac narrative. In doing so, it assumes that national identity and conceptions of the nation-state are socially constructed (see Anderson 1983; Hobsbawn 2005) and that national leaders play an important role in facilitating and actively creating this process.

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WAI Kaupapa

WAI Kaupapa undertaking may be informative. With an open mind it was distressful to have my attention drawn to the recent remark of the EVSA more … Continue Reading

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NMH Forum October Minutes Action Items

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NMH Forum VVCS Update NMHF

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NMH Forum Evaluation of DVA Mental Health Initiatives 2007_10 NMHF Summary

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NMH Forum DVA Dunt Response Update

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Attestation documentation Ms Word 1997-2003

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Attestation documentation Ms Word 2010

 

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NMH Forum Action Item 3 Brief re – At Ease Website Initial Survey Sep 2010

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Addressing the Legacy of Agent Orange in Vietnam

In the 35 years since the end of the war, the United States and Vietnam have made great progress toward friendly relations. But the war reverberates today in the lives of millions of Americans and Vietnamese. These include people affected then and now, directly and indirectly, by the U.S. spraying of Agent Orange and other herbicides over rural South Vietnam. Continue Reading

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Veteran Pension Rates to Increase

Update from Peter Thorne VVAA Brisbane Nth, QLD Continue Reading

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Judith Collins Letter 16th May 2009.

From the Desk of the VVAG Secretary 16th May 2009 I have received no reply from Judith Collins in response to the submissions I sent to all the MP’s. I did receive a supportive letter from the Honourable Tariana Turia which… Continue Reading

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Australia (ANZACS) Veterans Response

Australia/New Zealand: comparison chart of the treaties applicable to NZ and other allied veterans with respect to health care entitlements Continue Reading

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Margaret Snow, Senior Advisory Officer, Pensions and Welfare with the RSA in Wellington.

Memo: Regarding Margaret Snow, Senior Advisory Officer, Pensions and Welfare with the RSA in Wellington will be in Perth.  2009APR12 Continue Reading

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NZ Gov. appear to be ripping off the Veterans hundreds of millions of dollars in entitlements.

24 MARCH 2009 Memo from Bruce Weir President of VVAG inc. regarding the possible ripping off the Veterans hundreds of millions of dollars in entitlements. Continue Reading

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NMH Forum Dunt Suicide Summary NMHF

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NMH Forum NMHF ADF Dunt Response

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NMH Forum Action item 1 Response

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NMH Forum Action Item 4

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Lieutenant General J. Mateparae, ONZM Chief of Defence Force

Our defence involvement in the Vietnam War spanned eight years. This was the longest commitment of our combat forces to a single conflict in New Zealand’s military history. Our involvement in the War has had an impact on our nation, those who served there, and their families, that continues to this day. The controversy connected with the Vietnam war was corrosive; it was damning; and for many of the men and women of the New Zealand Defence Force who served there it became noxious. Continue Reading

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The War Pensions Act 1954 (WPA) is under re-write

I illustrate my point by copying four points I made to RNZRSA and Sir Geoffrey to show what we must not lose… Continue Reading

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Generations Later, Toxic Legacy of Agent Orange Lives on in Vietnam

ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS NETWORK : ENN DANANG, Vietnam — More than 30 years after the Vietnam War ended, the poisonous legacy of Agent Orange has emerged anew with a scientific study that has found extraordinarily high levels of health-threatening contamination at the… Continue Reading

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The Case of Agent Orange: International Perspectives and an Homage to Victims

This article seeks to present a commentary of this extraordinary case in view of history and the broader themes of politics, international law, and its institutions as a handicap to accommodating individual victims of war. Continue Reading

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MoU 6th December 2006

After more than three and a half decades of rejection and bluster, the veterans who served this nation in Vietnam have had the fact that they were exposed to a toxic environment officially recognised. It has further been recognised that their exposure has the potential for damaging physical and psychological effects not only on the veterans themselves but also on the health and welfare particularly of their progeny but also of their wider families. Thirty years and more is far too long to wait for acknowledgement, and for reconciliation including reasonable compensation where due. The long delay in itself multiplies the need for the Government and the nation to take clear measures to assist affected veterans and their families. Continue Reading

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Health Status of Army Chemical Corps Vietnam Veterans Who Sprayed Defoliant in Vietnam

Agent Orange, an herbicide widely used as a defoliant in Vietnam, was a mixture of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,5-T) which contained dioxin contaminants. Continue Reading

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2006.07.31 Report: Genetic Damage In New Zealand Vietnam War Veterans

What are the genetic consequences for elevated levels of Dioxin.  Participants Report, Prepared by Louise Edwards, Institute of Molecular BioSciences Massey University NZ Continue Reading

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Vietnam – war without end DOC

Attached: Submission to The Joint Working Group on The Concerns of Vietnam Veterans By Lt Col (Retd) R G (Red) Beatson 01 February 2006 Continue Reading

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Vets were Exposed to Agent Orange, Committee Finds

“Overwhelmingly, the committee accepted that New Zealand Vietnam veterans were exposed to a very toxic environment,” committee chairwoman Steve Chadwick said. “That’s our key recommendation for the Government to consider.” Continue Reading

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McLeod report on health of children of veterans 2001

A Critical Appraisal Undertaken for the Office of Veterans’ Affairs, Ministry of Defence AUGUST 2001 Continue Reading

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Agent Orange Odyssey

First published in 2000 in the catalogue of the Vietnam Voices Exhibition at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre Continue Reading

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Inquiry into the Health Status of Children of Vietnam and Operation Grapple Veterans June 1999

Advisory Committee on the Health of Veterans’ Children, by Sir Paul Reeves, GCMG GCVO Chairman Continue Reading

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Copy Congressional Record: Agent Orange Components were considered by US Senate as Chemical Warfare Agents

Agent Orange Components were considered by US Senate as Chemical Warfare Agents. 1969-08-11 Congressional Record (Agent Orange) C.B.W Continue Reading

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