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Statement from Liz Cosson AM CSC – Secretary – Department of Veterans’ Affairs – Australian Veterans’ Recognition (Putting Veterans and their Families First) Bill 2019

Tuesday 26 March, 2019


Monday 25th March 2019

As previously advised, the Australian Veterans’ Recognition (Putting Veterans and their Families First) Bill 2019 was tabled in Parliament on 14 February and referred to the Senate Committee for Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade for inquiry and report on 22 March. The Senate Report has now been published (click here to view).

In summary, the report recommends the Bill pass without amendment. This is a great outcome but does not give assurance it is pass in the final sitting week for budget, but I am hoping.

If passed, we will continue to work with our ex-service community to implement or refine as necessary.

We will also provide response to all submissions made to the Inquiry – either in person or in writing.


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