VETERAN GOLD CARD
The Government is rejecting recommended changes to the Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card.
Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan said the proposed changes to the Gold Card, recommended in the Productivity Commission report, A Better Way to Support Veterans, did not fully support the health and well-being of veterans and their families.
Mr Tehan said Wannon’s veteran community can rest assure that the Government was committed to their health and well-being.
“Wannon has a proud history of military service and today’s announcement will benefit not just our current veteran community, but generations of veterans into the future,” Mr Tehan said.
“In coming to this decision, the Government consulted extensively with the veteran community and the recommended changes to the Gold Card stood out as a particular concern to our veterans and their families.
Mr Tehan said eligibility for the Veteran Gold Card will not change.
“The Government is rejecting these recommendations and will not be implementing them. Eligibility for the Veteran Gold Card will not change.
“I hope this announcement puts the minds of our veterans and their families at ease relating to this important issue.”