Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel

75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR

August 13, 2020

Saturday, 15 August, marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, also known as Victory in the Pacific Day.

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TEDDY SHEEAN

August 10, 2020

Labor welcomes the Prime Minister’s concession today that Teddy Sheean is a war hero fit to be awarded a Victoria Cross.

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WE DON’T NEED ANOTHER REVIEW, WE NEED ANOTHER HERO

August 05, 2020

This opinion piece was first published in The Mercury on Wednesday, 5 August 2020.

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THOUSANDS OF VETERANS LEFT BEHIND BY THE MORRISON GOVERNMENT

August 04, 2020

It’s a national disgrace that so many people who have risked their lives for our country are homeless.

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MORRISON’S REFUSAL TO AWARD TEDDY SHEEAN A VICTORIA CROSS COSTING TAXPAYERS $62,000

July 29, 2020

It has been revealed today that Prime Minister Scott Morrison has wasted more than $62,000 of taxpayers’ money to pay members of his hand-picked ‘expert panel’ to review the recommendation of the independent Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal to award Tasmanian war hero Teddy Sheean a posthumous Victoria Cross.

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MINISTER FAILS TO RULE OUT POLICIES THAT WILL HURT VETERANS

July 18, 2020

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester has once again failed to rule out key recommendations from the Productivity Commission (PC) that have caused enormous concern among veterans and their families.

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST