The War Pensions Act 1954 (WPA) is under re-write

The War Pensions Act 1954 (WPA) is under re-write (I think appropriately) by the Law Commission. I have had the privilege of a morning with Sir Geoffrey Palmer and the strong opportunity to say my piece. The term ‘reverse onus of proof’ is, of course, (they all say) going to be retained. My problem is that such a generic term hides some wonderful pieces of law in favour of the veteran that may, themselves, still be at risk if we don’t fight strongly to not have them watered down. I illustrate my point by copying four points I made to RNZRSA and Sir Geoffrey to show what we must not lose…


 

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