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About Us

Australian Veteran News provides independent commentary and analysis of issues affecting Australian veterans and their families. 

Our investigations focus on Government policy, ex-service organisations and the latest research in veterans health and wellbeing. is owned by X-Services News Pty Ltd. 

Our Team


Eamon Hale

Writer & Associate Editor

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Eamon Hale is a Melbourne-based writer and commentator on veteran affairs. He is the President of the Hawthorn RSL and has served as cavalryman in the Australian Army.


Mark Schroffel


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Mark Schröffel is a veteran, strategy consultant, and researcher interested in veteran support policies and transition programs. He has PhD in the field of sociology where he studied the impact of operational deployments on the civilian careers of Australian Army Reserve soldiers. He is also a Fellow of Governance Institute of Australia.


Trent Dyball

Deputy Publisher (Digital)

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Trent Dyball is a strategic marketing advisor and Managing Director of Norman Connell Advertising and MANBRANDS.  Trent coordinated the stakeholder engagement and social media campaigns for Melbourne Legacy’s ShoutOUT program.

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