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The Turnbull Government has provided $50,000 in grant funding for local community commemorations in Dickson to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War in 2018.


The Federal Member for Dickson Peter Dutton said that next year Australians will pause and reflect on the Armistice Day Centenary. 


“From a population of fewer than five million people, 416,809 men enlisted, of whom more than 60,000 were killed while 156,000 were wounded, gassed, or taken prisoner.


“Australia’s involvement in the First World War began when Britain declared war on Germany on 4 August 1914.


“Every year on Anzac Day we mark anniversary of day the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) landed on Gallipoli in Turkey.


“It is the day we honour the service and sacrifice of every Australian who served in the First World War and all those who have subsequently served.


“I encourage groups in Dickson to apply for funding under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program to mark this important milestone in Australia’s history,” Mr Dutton said.


“The grants program will open in November and support projects or activities that commemorate the end of the First World War.”


Mr Dutton said up to $50,000 in total is available to organisations in Dickson.


Applications open on 11 November 2017 and close on 28 February 2018.


Expressions of interest should be lodged with my office prior to the applications opening.


More information is available at or by calling 1800 555 254. 



For further information: Mr Dutton’s office – (07) 3205 9977

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