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All who are concerned at the state of our Homeless Veterans in Australia and New Zealand

To The Minister of both Australian and New Zealand Veteran Affairs.

To the Prime Ministers of both Australia and New Zealand  


We the undersigned agree the homeless veterans of both Australia and New Zealand need more support.  

History:

In Australia DVA had a report on the state of our Homeless Veterans, it was reported from ABS figures that around 3,200 Veterans in Australia are homeless, this report also stated this number could be higher.

The last ABS figures was taken in 2011, a recent report by another social services department states as high as 23% of homeless could be classed as veterans.  

Both Veterans who served plus War Widows fall within those above numbers, War Widows; DVA issues a report as many as 10% are associated to the veterans homeless population.  

In New Zealand, it was not till the tragic death of a Homeless man called the Blanket Man, that the New Zealand Government started to look into the state of Homeless in general, however they have not addressed the issues or performed any number counting of Veterans like other countries all over the world who are homeless.  

This petition is calling on both Governments Ministers to show more support towards the Men and Women who served in both Countries and take action to assist those Veterans who are homeless in the community.  

We would also like the Ministers to address the homeless veterans with more ground level support and direct their welfare workers in DVA and other areas to also assist, in the DVA Welfare Handbook, section 3/24 (N3), welfare officers are instructed to make contact to other welfare organisations and not within Veteran Affairs.  

Digger Support has embarked on assisting the homeless veterans in the TRUE Spirit of the ANZAC, why will not our Government’s also assist in particle terms and show respect to our homeless veterans.  

Surely, our Veterans deserve a better deal?

Please show your support in the true ANZAC Spirit and let us join together in support of our homeless veterans?

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Signed,

Teresa Bayes

This petition closed almost 2 years ago

How this will help

3,200 Australian Veterans are Homeless, 10% are War Widows (DVA Figures) In New Zealand there are no numbers. on an average night of all the homeless one report stated as many as 23% are homeless...

3,200 Australian Veterans are Homeless, 10% are War Widows (DVA Figures) In New Zealand there are no numbers. on an average night of all the homeless one report stated as many as 23% are homeless veterans.

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