Thornton's Response to the May 2011 Senate Report Regarding the 'Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Amendment (Fair Indexation) Bill 2010'
This document is a general release document containing information that formed a formal response to the Senate Legislation Committee for Finance and Administration regarding their May 2011 Senate Report and a number of Departmental submissions. Unfortunately, as history would now attest, the Ronaldson Private Members Bill was dastardly defeated in the Senate in June. Irrespective of this fact, the reader will quickly gather that the Parliament has once again been grossly misled by the Department of Finance and Deregulation and its subsidiaries and is now aided and abetted by elements with the Department of Defence. This outward bureaucratic deception has not only been at the initial expense of 56,000 DFRB/DFRDB Military retirees; it continues to be at the direct and consequential detriment of all current and future public sector retirees (both Military and Commonwealth) who have an eligibility for a Commonwealth provided defined benefit retirement pay/pension. 600,000 eligible members (not including their spouses) should be duly outraged!
04 July 2011
Copyright Peter Thornton
Response to Senate Report