The Royal New Zealand Artillery
The President of the RNZRSA, Don McIvor, met with the Minister of Veterans' Affairs, Hon Michael Woodhouse, on 22 May to discuss progress on the rewrite of the War Pensions Act. The Minister made these points:
The legislation was discussed at the last meeting of the RSA Support Services Committee and a Select Committee submission will be developed in detail by a small sub-Committee comprising: National President, Don McIvor; Past President, Robin Klitscher; and National Support Manager, Margaret Snow. RNZRSA continues to press for the earliest possible release of the proposed Bill or parts of it but there are legal limitations on premature release of that information.
Until details of the draft Bill are released, RNZRSA is limited in the preparation that can be done for the Select Committee, beyond reviewing the recommendations.
We will ensure all members are kept informed.