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Special Interests - Veteran's issues

ACT The Liberal Party Heather Roy

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Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Keith Locke

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New Zealand Labour Party Hon Rick Barker

Designate 2006 the 'Year of the Veteran’. This will be an opportunity to remember and honour the sacrifices that have been made by New Zealand veterans
Offer a formal apology acknowledging that Vietnam veterans were exposed to a toxic environment in Vietnam
Ensure that the War Disablement Pension cover and entitlement to burial in a Services Cemetery is updated by extending coverage to new operational deployments at the time the deployments are mounted
Facilitate the transfer of veterans who are eligible from New Zealand Superannuation to the Veteran's Pension
Ensure that a veterans’ perspective is maintained in military commemorations

Maori Party Tariana Turia  
National Party of New Zealand Judith Collins

Introduce a Veterans’ Gold Card to provide such benefits as priority access to hospital treatment and Housing NZ accommodation
Establish a Veterans’ Advisory Board to provide independent advice to the Minister on issues of concern to the veteran community
Carry out a full review of Veterans’ Affairs New Zealand (VANZ) to see if it is appropriate to resource it as a ‘one stop shop’ for the provision of services to veterans
Revamp and simplify the system of veterans’ pensions
Examine and redress cases where there has been no medallic recognition for service

New Zealand First Ron Mark

Ensure that our veterans are properly recognised for their special contribution to New Zealand's security and that their pensions maintain relativity plus an additional amount of 10% in recognition of their sacrifice
Actively work towards a resolution for Vietnam Veterans and their children who have been affected by Agent Orange
Take positive action to assist the veterans of the nuclear testing at Christmas Island and their families
Work with the RNZRSA towards providing veterans of World War II, the Korean War, Malaya and Vietnam with a sustainable health care package
Build a National Memorial Park to provide a place of beauty, and of peace and tranquillity in recognition of their sacrifices

Progressive Coalition Hon Jim Anderton  
United Future New Zealand Judy Turner

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