4BC - Fairfax Radio Network

What we're talking about

  • Johno on Calls for Island bridge To all Ratepayers,Investors or Residents of Russell Island,the Occupational Health and Safety of people and Environment is ... more
  • geoffrey on Police shootings why was there a disturbance , because someone did not respect the man that was shot, show respect to all people and you ... more
  • Craig on Calls for Island bridge Put a Casino on Russel Island and you will have your bridge, money talks a bridge to Wave Island is on the cards because ... more
  • Craig on Pauline Hanson to stand at next state ... What ever happened to the politicians who had her thrown in gaol? False accusations and they continue to their political ... more
  • Rita on Calls for Island bridge Join our fight to bridge Russell Island. Looking for all land, investment owners/ rate payers of Russell Island. We have a ... more
  • Welcome to Australia on G20 Brisbane Blog Dignitaries, honoured guests, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to Australia. Some of the finest minds in the world have ... more
  • Terry on Calls for Island bridge It's fairly obvious why the council and State Government have not proceeded with the bridge. It would mean that they would ... more
  • Rita on Calls for Island bridge Barge/ ferry fees are continuously climbing (barges now $100 return), leaving residents unable to afford to continue to ... more
  • Jeff Deslandes on Jeff Deslandes For those interested in my story...It's now October 2014, still have regular booster injections of my vaccine, remain free ... more
  • John on Calls for Island bridge RITA the Bridge Majority all know you are for the Bridge. The bridge to Bribie has made it the most unique pristine life ... more
  • Rita on Calls for Island bridge Reg, I am all for a bridge to Russell Island... It is well over due/ the only solution to fix the ongoing parking & ... more
  • Reg Southern on Calls for Island bridge I'm with Rita too. The bridge to Bribie Island is destroying Bribie Island. The whole reason for moving here and living ... more
  • From Ebola to military on our streets on Ebola tests return negative First and foremost is the potential threat. Every time the virus infects a new host it mutates and becomes stronger. At the ... more
  • Dirty Harry on Terror suspect planned to behead police The Victorian police are nationally renowned for firing the warning shot into the chest of the alleged criminal. Not once ... more
  • Justin on Terror suspect planned to behead police If a bikie did this there'd be no holding back. But a Muslim, oh no, "Islam is peaceful, he acted alone." But then again, ... more
  • Its decision time on Terror suspect planned to behead police Consider these issues. The Ukraine, Malaysian Airlines, Ebola, ISIS and Syria. Considered in isolation they all assist the ... more
  • CRY FREEDOM on Terror raids in Australia Thanks labor for letting them in by the boat loads. more
  • Gutless Wonders on Terror raids in Australia How do you sleep at night. How can you look into your childrens eyes and not accept the fact that your actions are ... more
  • All stand in applause for WA on Terror raids in Australia How clever is WA. We should all take of our hats to their extraordinary contribution. The WA division of Fairfax radio is ... more
  • Australia is a nation under siege on Terror raids in Australia When foreign or domestic enemies attack or seek to undermine Australia, government is the first line of defence. When ... more

Veteran pensions

Posted by: 4bc.com.au | 20 April, 2012 - 12:06 PM

4BC Mornings: Greg Cary has highlighted the issue of veteran pensions, and believes something must be done. Cary rejoins with Retired RAAF Air Force Marshal Peter Criss to see if there is any movement from the Government. Listen and comment now.

Blog comments Your Say

  • I am sick of the bull dust spun by the politicians with regard this subject. One question has to be asked and answered by every politician that voted against the Bill, âÂ?Â?do they think that politicians have done more for the country than veterans or their surviving spousesâÂ?Â?? If so then take their superannuation with all its benefits and hold their heads up high, if not then say so and just treat us fairly, not better just the same. The same indexation must be fair as that is what they believe they should receive. Let them tell the people why they have done more and deserve a better deal and I will be satisfied with what I have. We had to serve 20 years and contribute 5.5% of our salary, they only have to serve 8 years and just wave goodbye to us when we go to war. I will be interested in seeing why they think they deserve a better deal! If you journalists just ask that one question every time you interview a politician we will soon see who is fair dinkum and who is not.

    Paul Stephenson Thursday 31 May, 2012 - 3:07 PM
  • Why no mention of the fact that we, the Defence Force members, contributed 6% of our salaries from age 18 into the DFRDB Fund which, we were told at the time would be self supporting and would maintain itself with the cost of living.

    Barry Rissel Sunday 20 May, 2012 - 12:36 PM
  • No they do not they get paid from the the social securities bucket you ponce these people are not on social security but are retired superannuation annuitants under the DFRDB as offered by thier employer, the Australian Defence forces. So stop with the lies James W.

    mick Monday 23 April, 2012 - 5:51 PM
  • mick, Joe Hockey speaks of cutting welfare as a percentage of GDP. Pensioners get paid from the social security bucket of money, if there is less money put in that bucket, then it stands to reason that at best their benefits will not be indexed (thereby reducing the percentage of GDP that welfare represents over time) but more likely they will get less if Joe Hockey is Treasurer.

    James W Monday 23 April, 2012 - 12:32 PM
  • JamesW go peddle you political crap elsewhere as usual you are lying. These gentlemen are not talking or wanting anything from the social welfare bucket but a fair outcome with the cpi linkages to thier superannuation benefits to which they dutifully contributed to in a superfund run and controled by the Federal Government. They are now being screwed by this government who have no interest in fixing it but chasing thier mindless ideologies. It is obscene that this Australian government contributed $10bil to the European Union to keep their failing economics afloat, these gentlemen protected our country, the Government is setting aside $10bil for Green energy capital when the private sector has withdrawn all thier capital because it is a lame duck idea and is failing in all quarters, surely these people should get justice on thier hard earned pensions, instead the monies are being squandered by the people you support JamesW.

    mick Monday 23 April, 2012 - 11:49 AM
  • Unfortunately for Veterans Joe Hockey is keen to reduce the size of the social welfare bucket, which can only be achieved by maintaining current benefit levels or by reducing them. Joe seems to favour reducing them. All age pension receipients beware of Joe Hockey's plan!!

    James W Monday 23 April, 2012 - 9:27 AM

Post a comment * Mandatory fields