Senate debates

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Questions without Notice

Veterans: Suicide

2:43 pm

Photo of Jacqui LambieJacqui Lambie (Tasmania, Jacqui Lambie Network) Share this | Hansard source

Our veterans are clearly struggling to cope with PTSD and other afflictions that they have developed as a result of their service, but DVA seems hell-bent on making their lives more miserable than ever. Is the minister aware that the department is currently fighting the claims of 94-year-old World War II veteran, and holder of a Military Cross, John Hutcheson. Why is the DVA going after vulnerable war veterans at 94 years of age?

Comments

Isabel Storey
Posted on 4 Dec 2019 12:26 pm (Report this comment)

I have a lot of respect for you in your fight for veterans and for the people of Tasmania, but today I can only feel and express my great disappointment in your action this day. Many Australians will struggle with your vote over the medevac bill.
If you believe this government will abide by whatever deal you think you have struck - and my guess in an investigation into Chinese influence - then I think you are likely to be greatly disappointed.
You have contributed to a weakening of our system of democracy by using a secret deal to buy your vote.

Isabel Storey
Posted on 4 Dec 2019 12:53 pm (Report this comment)

I have a lot of respect for you in your fight for veterans and for the people of Tasmania, but today I can only feel and express my great disappointment in your action this day. Many Australians will struggle with your vote over the medevac bill.
If you believe this government will abide by whatever deal you think you have struck - and my guess in an investigation into Chinese influence - then I think you are likely to be greatly disappointed.
You have contributed to a weakening of our system of democracy by using a secret deal to buy your vote.

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