Labor has been working tirelessly to safeguard protections and deliver better outcomes for veterans since the Government introduced the Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Digital Readiness and Other Measures) Bill 2016.
Labor is supportive of measures within this legislation that could make the claims process smoother and it easier for veterans’ to deal with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA).
Thank you for the invitation to speak today at your national congress; it is a pleasure to be here.
I would like to begin today by acknowledging the traditional owners on whose land we meet, the Ngunnawal people.
Thank you for the invitation to speak today at this important congress; it is a pleasure to be here.
I would like to begin today by acknowledging the traditional owners on whose land we meet the Ngunnawal people.
The Turnbull Government has once again misled the veterans and ex-service community on mental health services which are available to them.
Labor is always supportive of initiatives which look to provide support to veterans who are suffering from mental health issues, but will not sit idle on broken promises.
SUBJECT/S: Kate Ellis not contesting next election, South Australian Government’s Energy Announcement, Veterans’ Affairs Digital Readiness Bill
PETER VAN ONSELEN: She joins us now, live from Adelaide- and the lights are on- thanks for company.
SUBJECT/S: Elon Musk power supply solution, WA election
KEIRAN GILBERT: We are going to go live now to Labor frontbencher, Amanda Rishworth. Your thoughts on the discussion between the Prime Minister and Elon Musk, the head of Tesla; that instability in South Australia’s power system could be fixed and fixed sooner than many people might have thought.
As a colleague, fellow South Australian and friend I want to thank Kate Ellis for her time in politics following her announcement today she will not be recontesting the next election.
A passionate South Australian and proud advocate for Adelaide, it has been an honour to work beside Kate for our great state.
Today on International Women’s Day we recognise all of the women in our Australian Defence Forces.
It is important to acknowledge the work our ADF has done to encourage roles for women in the defence force.
The Minister’s dedicated Mefloquine team has been exposed as a team which deals with competing priorities- and not an exclusive team to veterans who believe they are suffering from the effects of mefloquine, as previously promised by the Turnbull Government.
The Government has brought themselves undone by overcommitting and under-delivering on their own plan to address concerns of mefloquine.
The cornerstone of the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program doesn’t even exist, according to Senate Estimates.
In November, the Prime Minister and Minister for Veterans’ Affairs announced;