The Liberal Nationals will continue to respect and honour Victorians who have served our country at home and overseas.
RSL branches have been a place of support and mateship to many returned soldiers, which is why the Liberal Nationals will invest in RSLs across Victoria.
An elected Liberal Nationals Government will establish a $2 million RSL Building Maintenance Fund and offer grants of up to $30,000 to support non-gaming RSLs and other ex-service organisations.
The RSL Building Maintenance Fund grants will be used to maintain RSL buildings or make minor improvements to ensure our veterans are supported. The grants can also be used to upgrade or maintain cenotaphs, community memorials or Avenues of Honour.
Labor has been in power 15 of the last 19 years and has failed to adequately provide funding for RSLs leaving branches to fundraise themselves or let their buildings fall into disrepair.
Veterans continue to grow in numbers as Afghanistan and Iraq veterans retire or leave the armed services, so it is vitally important to maintain RSL buildings for the future.
Local RSLs are the lifeblood of our communities and Liberal Nationals will always support those who protect us.
Comments attributable to Leader of the Liberal Party, Matthew Guy:
"The Liberal Nationals will always support those who protect us both at home and overseas.”
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