A Marshall Liberal Government will provide a range of support to former defence personnel and veterans and continue to recognise their service to our nation.
In implementing this policy, the Premier will be personally responsible for the Veterans Affairs portfolio to ensure an across-government approach to the delivery of services and support.
It is estimated there are about 27,000 veterans residing in South Australia, including partners, families and carers.
Tackling mental health and other challenges facing ex-serving ADF members and their families must remain a priority.
During a recent review into suicide and self-harm prevention services available to current and former serving ADF members and their families, several issues were raised highlighting a lack of awareness of services available.
Veterans and their families need to be understood, supported, and recognised.
That’s why we will ensure veterans can easily access government services, their families are supported, and work is continually undertaken to enhance recognition of their sacrifice.