Help for test veter­ans

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

MEN­TAL health ser­vices for veter­ans and Gold Cards for Bri­tish nu­clear test pro­gram par­tic­i­pants were the hot is­sues at the Bel­mont RSL sub-branch on May 13.

Veter­ans’ Af­fairs Min­is­ter Dan Te­han spoke about a pack­age for help­ing per­son­nel tran­si­tion to civil­ian life and Gold Cards to cover the health costs of sur­viv­ing par­tic­i­pants of the Bri­tish nu­clear test pro­gram in Aus­tralia in the 1950s and 1960s.

Pres­i­dent of the Aus­tralian Ex-Ser­vices Atomic Sur­vivors group Rex Kaye said the last 60 years showed the dread­ful ef­fects on ser­vice mem­bers and their fam­i­lies.

Rex Kaye at the Gold Card dis­cus­sion at the Bel­mont RSL sub-branch.

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