Chris marches on for Soldier On

By Chris Locke - Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

It’s a great pleasure to be joining forces with Soldier On to support their important work in helping better connect the community with the experiences of Australian service personnel and their families. The Australian Government’s Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, where I work, is proud to be a pledge partner of this great organisation, and excited to be working with Soldier On to bring talented veterans and spouses into the workforce through its intern program. More personally, with one of my sons embarking on a defence career, it’s reminded me how important it is we ensure we reach out to those who have completed their service, but still have so much to give. Joining March On is a great way to show this support. Before COVID-19, the plan was from 15-25 April I would have been joining a team walking the 96km of the Kokoda Track, aiming to raise money towards Soldier On's $1m target. I'm still booked to go, but it might now not be until April next year. In the interim, the work is as important as ever so the fundraising needs to go on. Thanks to everyone for the best wishes and generous contributions.



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Ryan Locke 2020-04-30 09:19:04
Tiffany Penfold 2020-04-25 20:02:50
Stefanie Lowe 2020-04-24 16:08:28
Matt Jensen 2020-04-24 16:04:29
I hope the local villages still stock cheese twisties and pineapple fanta it will be the best meal you 've ever had!
Claire Forsyth 2020-04-24 15:57:43
Good luck!
Esther Harvey 2020-04-24 09:13:27
Thank you for your support of veterans and their families
Emily Ojansuu 2020-04-24 09:06:30
Trent Moore 2020-04-24 08:52:38
Fantastic effort well done!
Kate Crowhurst 2020-04-23 20:53:39
Happy Birthday New Guinea
Peter Locke 2020-04-23 20:11:11
The least I can do is get you past your Anzac Day target
Anonymous 2020-04-23 14:41:54
Paul Trotman 2020-04-23 10:53:06
Anonymous 2020-04-23 09:11:13
Welll done
Anonymous 2020-03-18 09:26:29
Impressive commitment, Chris. You 'll be in good shape for the snow this year!
Anonymous 2020-03-06 11:24:38
Thanks for your support of veterans Chris, legend!
Allen Ai 2020-03-05 10:52:56
Anonymous 2020-03-02 21:58:18
Best of luck Chris to you and the rest of the team participating.
Graeme Wolff 2020-02-28 14:51:52
Very impressed Chris!
Bruce Murphy 2020-02-28 12:14:18
Good luck with the mud.
Anonymous 2020-02-28 11:34:16
Go Chris!
Arthur Lau 2020-02-28 08:03:36
Well done stepping up for this huge challenge. I really hope you have time to get fit and strong before you leave. Marie Huttley Jackson
Marie Huttley-Jackson 2020-02-27 10:43:59
Good Luck on the trek. What a great experience it will be. Maybe you might consider giving a talk to staff when you 're back...
Deborah Mattiuzzo 2020-02-25 15:55:48
Good luck boss!
Larissa Maarbani 2020-02-24 09:52:49
Una gran causa Buena suerte!
Pedro Murpheron 2020-02-21 11:12:58
Well done Chris, we wish you well with the trek!
Anonymous 2020-02-19 15:40:39
Good luck Chris, what an awesome experience and a great cause.
Nathan Hannigan 2020-02-18 18:04:14
Good luck on the track!
Iain Kendal 2020-02-17 11:43:57
Great work Dad
Ryan Locke 2020-02-15 20:49:28
Anonymous 2020-02-14 21:46:05
Good luck with your knees. What an awesome experience.
Jo Evans 2020-02-14 15:00:39
Mike Lawson 2020-02-14 12:35:58
Nice one Dr Locke
Anonymous 2020-02-13 23:37:31
this is awesome Chris! Such a great cause
Siena Lumbaca 2020-02-13 21:39:15
Go, the legend!
Tony Locke 2020-02-13 21:18:16
We ll be there in spirit with you Chris, good on you! Dave and Linda
David Wilson 2020-02-13 19:34:55
We will want selfies!
Wayne Calder 2020-02-13 16:07:55
Anonymous 2020-02-08 16:32:48
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