ADSO’s National Spokesperson Mike von Berg has asked this question of the LNP and ALP leadership and their relevant Defence and DVA appointees today. He seeks a response by the 13th May 2022 to inform the Defence and Veteran Family prior to the 21st May 2022 Election Day.
“We hope you have considered the ‘Veterans Policy Objectives’ which ADSO laid out in its letter and attachment of the 4th of May 2022. These objectives are of major concern to our Defence and Veteran Family (“The Family”).“
“With the Federal Election fast approaching it is incumbent on the ADSO leadership to advise our
members of your Party’s position vis-à-vis our “veterans policy objectives.”
ADSO expects the incoming Government and the Parliament to support the recommendations of
The Royal Commission into Defence and Veterans Suicide when received, and to review and strengthen the ‘Veterans’ Charter’.
“Even though all ADSO’s member associations are apolitical, we need to advise them, their
members and “The Family”, for their consideration at the ballot box, which of our objectives you,
in principle, will support in the next Parliament.“
“Your advice will be consolidated and publicised on ADSO’s website and social media networks from the 14th May 2022 using the attached colour coded Status Comparison Table. It will be updated daily.“
ADSO encourages all Australians to support the Defence and Veteran Family by direct representation of our veteran objectives to their electorate candidates for the House of Representatives and their State Senate candidates: particularly to the Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Defence Minister Peter Dutton, DVA Minister Andrew Gee, Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese, Shadow Defence Minister Brendan O’Connor, Shadow DVA Minister Shayne Neumann