A Dud Deal & A Bullying Rudd Threat

by on 26 August, 2013

A. Essery


by Allan Essery

I have written often on the inequaties of defence services superannuation and the shabby manner in which this government has treated ex-service personnel, but the latest in arrogant insensitive rudenessand bullying from Rudd takes the cake.

During a July meeting with Rudd to discuss his offer in regard to the indexation of deference superannuation ex-senior RAAF Officer Peter Crissand ex-senior Army Officer David Jamison rejected an offer from Rudd that was neither fair, transparent nor anywhere near being satisfactory.

When Peter Criss informed Rudd that he was representing some 57,000 ex-servicement and women and they would have to be told what a  shoddy deal they had been offered, Rudd's response was anger when he told them that, ''Don't bag us, otherwise we will pull up the drawbridge and you will get nothing.''

Listern to Peter Criss yourself and make up your own mind as to what sort of person the ex-service people are dealing with.

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Alan Essery is an ex-RAAF officer retired from active duty. He was a flight instructor and charter pilot. He also writes on matters political and is a staunch battler for ex-service superannuants. He is also rumoured to be a savvy fossicker for the yellow stuff.

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