At­ten­tion all RSL Mem­bers

Chinchilla News - - NEWS | OPINION -

QUEENS­LAND is home to about 50,000 vet­er­ans and this is why the LNP be­lieves they de­serve a state-based pol­icy that pro­vides bet­ter ser­vices and more op­por­tu­ni­ties for them.

An LNP gov­ern­ment will pro­vide im­proved ser­vices, more op­por­tu­ni­ties and stronger rep­re­sen­ta­tion for our re­tired ser­vice­men and ser­vice­women.

If elected we will ap­point a min­is­ter for vet­er­ans re­spon­si­ble for lead­ing strate­gies aimed at en­sur­ing that state gov­ern­ment ser­vices are bet­ter tar­geted to vet­er­ans.

We will es­tab­lish a tar­get to in­crease the num­ber of ex-ADF per­son­nel in the pub­lic ser­vice, pro­vide proper recog­ni­tion of their mil­i­tary train­ing and how that fits into roles within the Queens­land Gov­ern­ment.

We will also ap­point a se­nior rep­re­sen­ta­tive in the pub­lic ser­vice as the Vet­er­ans’ Cham­pion to men­tor and es­tab­lish a net­work of vet­er­ans in the pub­lic ser­vice.

We will cre­ate a $2 mil­lion Vet­er­ans Tran­si­tion Grants Pro­gram, for ex-ser­vice and defence wel­fare or­gan­i­sa­tions to ac­cess and fund pro­grams that help vet­er­ans to tran­si­tion back into civil­ian life and an­other ca­reer af­ter leav­ing the Defence Force.

Our re­tired ser­vice­men and ser­vice­women de­serve the smoothest tran­si­tion from serv­ing to pri­vate life and this is why we are com­mit­ted to recog­nis­ing and pro­vid­ing help to for­mer ADF Mem­bers.

Should RSL mem­bers or any­one re­quire fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about this pol­icy please feel free to con­tact my elec­torate of­fice by phon­ing 1800 814 479.

— Ann Leahy MP Mem­ber for War­rego

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