David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Nominate a Maranoa veteran or organisation for Veterans’ Employment Awards

October 26, 2020

Maranoa MP David Littleproud is encouraging local organisations who employ and support members of the veteran community, or veterans making a significant contribution to their workplace to nominate for the 2021 Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards.


The Awards are an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate veterans, and the organisations from across Australia who employ former Australian Defence Force (ADF) members and their families

“Our region is home to many veterans who are now self-employed or employed by local organisations and help our community thrive,” Mr Littleproud said.


“Business is at the heart of our community, and this is one way organisations can be recognised as industry leaders in employing and supporting the veteran community.


“I encourage individuals and organisations of all sizes to nominate for the 2021 Awards.”


Over 5,500 people leave the ADF every year, and the Government’s aim is to ensure each person is able to transition into civilian life effectively and find meaningful employment.


Members of the ADF gain an extensive range of skills, abilities, behaviours and attributes that make them valuable additions to the civilian workplace.


“We live in challenging times and Australian businesses are doing it tough, but in the face of this adversity I have been so pleased to hear stories from organisations who are adapting and thinking innovatively, and embracing the skills and experience of veterans to succeed,” Mr Littleproud said.


“Hiring a veteran is good for business, and the Awards are an important part of showcasing to the Australian community how veterans’ skills and experiences can add value to the civilian workforce.


“This is also an opportunity to sign the Veterans’ Employment Commitment – a public declaration that an organisation is committed to supporting veterans’ employment.”


The Awards are part of the broader Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program, which is aimed at supporting veterans’ employment and building an understanding in the greater community of the valuable skills ADF personnel possess.


Nominations for the Awards are now open online.  For further information and to nominate visit the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program website. Nominations close on 20 November 2020, with winners to be announced in 2021.


Nomination categories for the 2021 Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards:

Veteran Employee of the Year

Veteran Entrepreneur of the Year

Veterans’ Employer of the Year – Small

Veterans’ Employer of the Year – Medium

Veterans’ Employer of the Year – Large

Public Sector Excellence in Supporting Veteran Employment

Excellence in Supporting Veteran Employment

Excellence in Supporting Partner Employment