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   11   Veterans, ex-serving personnel and their families

Ms O’Toole, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1)        notes:

(a)        the immeasurable commitment and sacrifices that our Australian Defence Force (ADF) members make to serve our nation;

(b)        that ADF families play a pivotal role in supporting our current serving ADF men, women, ex-serving personnel and veterans; and

(c)        that Australia has a proud military history, and as such we have an obligation to all of those who have served in the name of our nation for our freedom;

(2)        acknowledges Labor’s commitments to veterans, ex-serving personnel and their families, which includes:

(a)        Australia’s first Military Covenant that will establish a formal agreement to ensure the nation’s ADF personnel are fully supported during and after their service, and will legislate regular reporting to the parliament on how Australia is supporting military personnel;

(b)        a $121 million investment for a comprehensive Veterans’ Employment Policy to provide greater support to our defence personnel as they transition to civilian life;

(c)        the development of a Family Engagement and Support Strategy for Defence Personnel and Veterans to provide greater support for military families; and

(d)        supporting ex-service organisations’ calls for the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation to be included in the terms of reference for the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry; and

(3)        calls on the Government to support veterans, ex-service personnel and their families by matching Labor’s commitments.

Debate ensued.

The time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.