The LNP has announced it will deliver Queensland’s first Veterans’ Affairs Policy if elected in the next state election.
Our plan will improve services and provide more opportunities for our retired military personnel and include Queensland’s first Minister for Veterans’ Affairs to properly honour our Veterans.
We will appoint a senior representative in the public service as the Veterans’ Champion to mentor and establish a network of veterans in the public service. We will also make sure Queensland Government job websites are updated to provide more information to ex-ADF personnel about the jobs that best link to their skill set.
We will create a $2 million Veterans Transition Grants Program, for ex-service and defence welfare organisations to access and fund programs that help veterans to transition back into civilian life and another career after leaving the Defence Force.
We will also make the Queensland Veterans’ Advisory Council a permanent fixture of a future LNP Government.
For more information on this policy, go to http://www.betterqueensland.org.au/honouring-our-veterans.