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Disabled diggers to travel free

Extremely disabled Queensland diggers will be able travel for free on public transport across the state on a new pass announced by the state government.

Queensland Transport Minister SCOTT EMERSON has urged about 23-hundred war veterans aged over 65 and living with extreme disability to apply for the new pass.

Diggers holding a gold Commonwealth Veterans' Affairs Repatriation Health Card-for All Conditions card with EDA embossed on it are eligible.

Mr EMERSON says the pass will help more diggers get out into the wider community and also relieve their cost of living pressures.