Petition – Don’t send our defence forces to war on a pay cut!

16 Oct 2014

Petitioning Australia Federal Government. Senator the Hon David Johnston, The Hon Stuart Robert MP
 Don’t send our defence forces to war on a pay cut! Show our ADF the respect it deserves.

The government have announced that they propose to give the ADF a pay offer for the next three years that doesn’t even meet inflation. That means in real terms – it’s a pay cut!

The offer is currently 1.5% for the next 3 years, and they’re asking ADF members to give up 6 days leave to pay for even that! It’s an absolute insult.

 My son’s in the RAAF, and with all of the things happening in the world right now, life for defence force families is starting to get very tense again. The idea that the government would not only offer a measly 1.5% increase to their pay right now, but also try and cut leave, giving them less time with their family, is outrageous.

 The remuneration for our ADF personnel should reflect the value and respect we as a Nation have for anyone who is prepared in whatever capacity to put themselves and their own wellbeing and safety second to serving their country to make it a safe and better place for all of us to live in.

 Offering a pittance with an excuse of “current economic times” is disgusting and an insult to these brave men and women.

 We need to ensure that our Defence Forces are remunerated at a level that reflects their importance and respect we as a country and community have for them.

Please sign this petition and your support will be forwarded to the Federal Government Ministers responsible.

Petition by Tony Dagger Sydney, Australia