Research Paper 'Military Superannuation and Other Matters'
As readers may or may not be aware, on the 22nd of August 2012 a debate ensued in the Lower House about issues surrounding the ‘Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 ‘. As you or may not know, the Opposition introduced, for consideration, an amendment to this Bill in a bid to help fix long outstanding issues surrounding Military Superannuation (an amendment that unfortunately only dealt with the older schemes of the DFRB / DFRDB). Whilst the Opposition’s amendment was rejected, the Government as represented by the Minister for Defence, Science and Personnel (Mr Snowden) made a number of statements regarding Military superannuation, statements which I feel require some serious comment. This together with some other research thrown in for good measure will I hope be compelling reading for all concerned ... particularly in the continuance of Mr. Oakeshott’ Private Members Bill debate, which is before the Lower House at present.
Extract of an email sent to Parliamentarians - dated 12 Sep 2012
12 September 2012