Marino calls on businesses to nominate for awards

Member for Forrest Nola Marino has called on South West businesses and veterans to nominate for the inaugural Veterans’ Employment Awards.

Mrs Marino said the Veterans’ Employment Awards will recognise businesses and organisations that create employment opportunities for veterans and spouses of serving Defence members. It will also recognise veterans who had made significant contributions to their workplace.

These awards have been established as part of the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Initiative, which aims to improve the post-service employability of veterans.

“In the Australian Defence Force (ADF) our personnel work in high-pressure environments and learn skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, leadership and the ability to adapt to new technologies,” Mrs Marino said.

“I’m encouraging local businesses and local veterans to look at the award categories and nominate so their achievements can be recognised.”

Nominations for the Veterans’ Employment Awards are open until December 22 and can be submitted at

The categories for the awards include:

 Leadership in Recruitment of Veterans

 Veteran Employee of the Year – Workplace Contribution

 Veterans’ Employer of the Year – Large Business

 Veteran’ Employer of the Year – Small to Medium-Sized Business

 Veterans’ Employer of the Year – Public Sector Organisation

 Excellence in Supporting Veterans’ Employment

 Outstanding Contribution by an Individual to Veterans’ Employment

 Excellence in Supporting Spouse Employment

 Outstanding Contribution by an Organisation to Veterans’ Employment

To submit a nomination: