Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel

VETERANS BETRAYED BY APS INC SCANDAL

November 26, 2021

The Morrison-Joyce Government’s privatisation of public sector capability in the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) is responsible for record waiting times and reduced services for Australia’s veterans, the APS Inc Senate inquiry has found.

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MORRISON-JOYCE GOVERNMENT FAILS TPI VETERANS AGAIN

October 18, 2021

Labor condemns the Morrison-Joyce Government for its failure to accept the recommendation of a bipartisan Senate inquiry that the Totally and Permanently Incapacitated (TPI) pension for disabled veterans be increased.

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NEW VETERAN WELFARE REVIEW AN ADMISSION OF FAILURE ON EVE OF ELECTION

October 17, 2021

A new review of the veteran welfare system, to be undertaken by external consultants McKinsey & Co, is a clear admission of failure from the Morrison-Joyce Government on the eve of an election.

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LATEST VETERAN SUICIDE FIGURES SHOW WE NEED TO DO MORE

September 29, 2021

The latest Australian Institute of Health and Welfare figures on veteran suicide are a sobering reminder that we need to do more to tackle this national shame.

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DOORSTOP INTERVIEW: SHAYNE NEUMANN & GENEVIEVE ALLPASS, LABOR CANDIDATE FOR GROOM

September 16, 2021

SUBJECTS: Scott Morrison’s failures on quarantine and the vaccine rollout; regional quarantine facility at Wellcamp; support for Afghanistan veterans; Royal Commission into defence and veteran suicide; AUKUS alliance; nuclear-powered submarines; future of Australia’s submarine deal with France; federal election.

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LABOR REFERS PROPOSED CHANGES TO AUSTRALIA'S MILITARY DISCIPLINE SYSTEM TO SENATE INQUIRY

September 02, 2021

The Defence Legislation Amendment (Discipline Reform) Bill 2021 passed the House of Representatives with Labor’s support.

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