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Allegations Rudd threatened our military veterans remain unanswered

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Senator the Hon Michael Ronaldson Shadow Minister for Veterans' Affairs Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader of the Opposition on the Centenary of ANZAC

Friday 23 August 2013

Allegations Rudd threatened our military veterans remain unanswered

There are now totally conflicting claims about a meeting held in the Prime Minister's Office in Canberra on 11 July this year between Kevin Rudd, Mike Kelly and veterans.

As the Coalition was not represented at that meeting we cannot know exactly what was said.

Air Vice Marshal Peter Criss AM (Ret'd), who was at the meeting, is a highly regarded Australian with a distinguished career in the Australian Defence Force.

Kevin Rudd and the Labor Party have broken numerous promises to the veteran and ex-service community. And Mike Kelly has been caught out peddling untruths to veterans about Labor's record.

Veterans will make up their own mind about whether they believe Kevin Rudd and Mike Kelly - both of whom have a long history of breaking promises - or a highly regarded veteran of the Australian Defence Force.

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