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Patriots Australia

A DFWA letter

DFWA CALLS ON THE GOVERNMENT TO LEAD BY EXAMPLE ON THE ROYAL COMMISSION INTO BANKING AND SUPERANNUATION

The members of the military superannuation schemes, administered by the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (CSC), were looking forward to getting their voice heard at the Royal Commission into banking and superannuation. However, the draft Terms of Reference excludes examination of a Commonwealth financial service entity or company, letting CSC and the government off the hook.

CSC is failing to look after ADF members in many areas and there are instances where it consistently fails to comply with the Superannuation Industry Supervision Act. The most pressing at present is where injured and ill veterans are discharged for medical reasons and CSC mis-reports the nature of Invalidity Benefit payments. This mis-reporting to the ATO and Family Court, results in severe financial penalties and increased stress on already traumatised veterans. CSC reports the payments as “lifetime pensions” when clearly they are not. The medical status and payments get reviewed regularly and can and do go up and down, sometimes to nothing. Clearly not lifetime! The reviews and uncertainty are stressful in themselves without CSC then denying the payments get reviewed,

In the interests of fairness for ADF members, the Defence Force Welfare Association (Qld) calls on the government to put the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation military superannuation funds management under the same scrutiny being applied to the industry superannuation funds.  Remove the exclusion from the Terms of Reference.

In the ADF, it is called “Leading by Example” – it is time politicians showed they can!

 

John Lowis

President

Mob: 0439 1925 74

Johnlowis2@gamail.co.



General News

08 Aug 18
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Posted by: jase
Members of Moreton Bay Chapter recently handed over a cheque for $5315 to Legacy Brisbane from the proceeds of their recent Tattoo and Rockabilly Show.
25 Jul 18
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Posted by: deaks
Congratulations Ozzie welcome
05 May 18
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Posted by: deaks
The Members of the NSW Barwon & Hunter Valley Chapters put on a promotion drive at the Tamworth Shannons Motor Show the weekend of May 5th 18.

Chapter News

02 Nov 18
Posted by: deaks
PARLIAMENTARY PETITION
09 Sep 18
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Posted by: jase
PATC helped kick off Townsville Legacy week with our dontation of $10,000. This would not be possible without the support of the motorcycling and local communities and busineses. FFBFL PFFP
30 Jul 18
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Posted by: deaks
In mid June, Daisy was contacted by the RSL WA for the Club to help Glen Swift ride from Perth to Sydney to raise the awareness for our “Young Heroes”.  Barwon Chapter jumped at the chance to show the colours when he rode through Dubbo.

Probationary Chapters

Proposed new Chapters are required to have a minimum number of Members (7), an Application for a new Chapter will only be processed where the minimal number of Members has been achieved. Members may be drawn from any existing Chapter or Chapter nominees to be made up after the Chapter is formed. During the probationary period they cannot mentor new Probationary Chapters. They must also prove that they can abide by the rules and ethos of the Club prior to being granted their Charter (Nat Constitution 15).

Tasmania

There has been keen interest from ex Military motorcyclists to re-establish the Tasmanian Chapter of PAMMC. If you are an Ex Patriot & had to resign when the old Chapter closed down, here is an opportunity to rejoin & experience the camaraderie you enjoyed before. Please contact the National Secretary at natsec01@patriots-australia.com for further details.

About Us

The Patriots are a motorcycle club for regular, reserve and ex-serving members of the defence force (Army, Navy and Air Force) Patriots Australia has been around since 1993 and were established because at one time or another, most of us would have liked to join an established club, but found that due to constant postings, this became difficult to achieve.

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