Harry and I discuss Palmer United Vet Affairs Policy, which he supports.
launches Youtube attack on LNP and Labor Vet affairs policy cover up.
Candidate for Hinkler Rob Messenger has posted on line - a Youtube video clip - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQi4uwTBqYc which exposes the LNP and Labor cover
up regarding their Veteran Affairs policies.
both the LNP and Labor candidates for Hinkler have followed the examples of
their federal leaders – and neither have the good grace or courage to admit publicly
- that both their political parties for 20 years denied 54,000 Australian Veterans
fair indexation of their pensions.
Every one of
our 54,000 Australian Veterans knows that over the last 20 years both Labor and
the LNP promised to fairly index the military pensions – and every Aussie
Veteran knows that when both Labor and the LNP had their opportunity in
government to keep their promise – both betrayed our Vets and chose not to
fairly increase their incomes.
If the LNP and
Labor Hinkler Candidates can’t be honest with our diggers before the election,
and given both their party’s shameful history of broken promises on this
matter, why should our diggers trust them after the election?
This means that
to fix the problem and deliver a just out come to our Vets, the next government
must both fairly index Military pensions and
pay back the monies which the federal government owes to the former members
of our Defence Forces.
This means that
$100M must be set aside for fair indexation of pensions and up to $540M must be
found to back pay our retired troops, who are clearly owed between $4000 to
$10,000 each. I now remind both the Labor and LNP candidates who have just
discovered ANAC day again that its time now to – live up to the ANZAC Legend not off
it – and adopt PUP’s new $640M Veteran Affairs policy.
They have been
designed in conjunction with one of Australia’s most respected military
compensation experts and Barrister Greg Isolani and PUP Tasmanian Senate
Candidate / former soldier Jacqui Lambie - to provide practical solutions to a
broad range of well-known Veteran Affairs problems and injustices.
these serious issues, PUP aims to deliver a fairer and more just approach to
Veterans Affairs. PUP also believes that by addressing the political,
government and bureaucratic dysfunction and incompetence in Veterans Affairs, it
will help lead to a decrease in the instances of self-harm and suicide for
former members of the Australian Defence Forces.” said Mr Messenger.
Contact – Rob Messenger
Summary of PUP Vet Affairs
PUP Veteran Affairs Policy
(for detail see http://www.robmessenger.com/page5400407)
Fair indexation of Military Pensions /
Superannuation and Backpay
Gold Card benefits expanded to Peace
Keepers who served between 1988 to 2004 (MCRS)
Gold Card benefits automatically
delivered to Veterans’ spouses after the death of their partners.
Vet Affairs Minister solely responsible
for Vet. Affairs (No other ministerial portfolios)
Military and Public Service Compensation
and Rehabilitation Legislative Standards Equalized
All Injury Claims to be lodged and
actioned prior to discharge.
Delays for Vet. Injury Claims Cut
Incapacity Payment Rates to remain at
Fair compensation for injury by
abolishing "Off Setting”
Tertiary Education Rehabilitation
guaranteed to all former injured ADF members - regardless of rank.