A Canberra Liberals Government will deliver $80,000 to help the South Canberra Veterans Shed establish a permanent home, Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Veterans Affairs Jeremy Hanson said today.
“Men’s Sheds in Canberra are rapidly reaching capacity and new sheds are needed. The South Canberra Veterans Shed organisation has recently been formed and the Canberra Liberals will actively support our ex-service people in their endeavour,” Mr Hanson said.
“The Canberra Liberals will work to find facilities for the South Canberra Veterans Shed and provide $80,000 to help the organisation establish the new shed.
“The idea of getting together ‘shoulder to shoulder’ and doing useful voluntary work is the core of the success of the Men’s Shed Movement and Veterans Sheds for men and women are working to give the same opportunities to ex-service personnel.
“As a former member of the Defence Force I can understand the special camaraderie between ex-service personnel and our commitment will help foster that,” Mr Hanson concluded.