Veterans’ Affairs spokeswoman Judith Collins said more had to be done to honour their contribution to peace, freedom and democracy.
Ms Collins released National’s veterans policy, saying it would:
“National will focus on the healthcare needs of veterans and their families,” Ms Collins said.
“We initiated the health select committee inquiry into the use and effects of Agent Orange in 2003 in a bid to resolve long-standing health issues for Vietnam veterans,” she said, adding that National would adopt the recommendation to give veterans free annual medicals.
Published: 2008, Oct, 08. | Time-stamp: 4:00 AM Wednesday | By: NZPA | Article Link: nzherald.co.nz | Article Title: National promises more for war vets.