The iniquities in military pensions and superannuation payments has been the subject of intense lobbying for some time by those affected. The response from governments of all persuasions has been rejection, justified with obtuse argument prepared by indifferent bureaucrats.
So imagine everyone’s surprise when two days before payments were due this week, Veterans’ Affairs Minister Darren Chester announced: “The Government will commission an independent inquiry into the administration of the DFRDB commutation arrangements.”
Chester’s DFRDB initiative is too little, too late and smacks of political opportunism, if not desperation. Veterans understand nothing can be achieved six weeks before a federal election.
Darren, here’s a cunning plan.
28th March 2019