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Previous Ministers' releases and speeches - Senator The Hon. Michael Ronaldson

Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson
Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC
Special Minister of State

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Tuesday, 9 December 2014
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PROTECTION FOR VETERANS’ HEALTH SERVICES REMAINS

Veterans will remain unaffected by the changes announced today to the GP co-payment.

The original co-payment measure proposed in the 2014-15 Budget will no longer proceed. The Government will implement a new, optional co-payment, with additional protections for patients. Again, this will have no impact on veterans.

Consistent with our announcement in the May Budget, the Government will not impose a co-payment on GP services provided for veterans for services funded through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

This commitment reaffirms the Government’s commitment to recognising the unique nature of military service.

Media inquiries:
Minister Ronaldson: Jordi Procel 02 6277 7820 or 0448 232 908
Department of Veterans’ Affairs Media: 02 6289 6203

Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) and Veterans Line can be reached 24 hours a day across Australia for crisis support and free and confidential counselling. Phone 1800 011 046

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