The Hon Darren Chester MP discussing the importance of the PM's Veterans' Employment Awards.
Quite simply, hiring an Australian defence force veteran is good for your business. They learn leaderships skills, have resilience, team building. And every year about 5500 people leave the defence force and most of them go on to very successful careers in civilian life.
So it’s important that we have the Prime Minister's Veteran Employment Awards. It’s about celebrating success amongst our veterans in the civilian workforce, but also about recognising those businesses that go the extra yard to hire veterans and their families.
Audio for this dialogue can be heard by visiting the PM's Veterans' Employment Awards nomination page.