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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 Schroffel is a veteran, strategy consultant, and researcher interested in veteran support policies and transition programs. He designed and led the Melbourne Legacy sponsored ShoutOUT research initiative to gather insights and stories about post-1991 veterans and their families.


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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