New members for the Tasmanian Veterans' Advisory Council Sun 30 September 2012 Scott Bacon Minister for Veterans' Affairs The Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Scott Bacon, today announced three new members had been appointed to the state's Veterans' Advisory Council. Mr Bacon said the Veterans' Advisory Council helped members of the veterans community to communicate directly with Government, with the new appointments providing greater regional representation. "Veterans and ex-serving men and women live in all parts of Tasmania, playing an important role in their communities," he said. "I'm pleased that the membership of the Council reflects not only the regional distribution of the ex-serving community, but the Tasmanian community in general." Mr Bacon said the new members of the council are: Mrs Janet Munday from Pyengana; Ms Kim Hambly from Launceston; and Mr Terry Roe from South Arm. "Each of these new members will bring a unique perspective to the Veterans' Advisory Council," he said. Mr Bacon said the new members joined re-appointed members Major Alex Thomson from New Norfolk; Mr David Moles DFM from Railton; and Dr Jane Harrington from Port Arthur. The remaining members of the Council are Brian McKenzie OAM from Bellerive; Mr Michael Barrett from Richmond; Mrs Jenni Smith from Hobart; Mr Doug Doherty from Wynyard; Mr Ken McNeill from Beauty Point; and Mr Mike Howarth from Hobart. Mr Bacon said members of the serving and ex-service community are encouraged to provide the Council with feedback and information about issues that affect them, particularly issues for which the State Government is responsible. To assist with this the Council will be conducting forums around the State, with times and dates to be published on www.dpac.tas.gov.au/divisions/cdd/policy/advisory_groups/tvac and in daily newspapers. The Council can be contacted by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 6232 7169.