Why is the Government ignoring the concerns of thousands of veterans?
The Government is ignoring the “real concerns” of thousands in the medical profession and its own veterans’ advisory body, an Independent review has found.
The review of the Government’s policy to address mental health issues by treating veterans with cannabis is the first of its kind, and it will be published next week, after being made public by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
“It’s very much a question of public health and safety and the wellbeing of veterans,” Mr Greene said.
“There are very real concerns that we’re failing veterans and their families and that’s why the review is so important.”
We’re seeing the same symptoms as everyone else.
“In September, the Federal Government said it would be launching a national survey on the effectiveness of cannabis treatment, to see if the drug was effective at reducing PTSD symptoms.
In the lead-up to the launch, the Government announced the creation of the Veterans Advisory Council, which would advise on the use of cannabis in the treatment of PTSD.
Veterans are a sensitive group and the Government is making no secret of the fact that cannabis was one of the issues on the minds of veterans who were treated for PTSD. “
We’ve got a lot of people who’ve been through this and we know that there’s a lot that we don’t know,” Mr Greene said.
Veterans are a sensitive group and the Government is making no secret of the fact that cannabis was one of the issues on the minds of veterans who were treated for PTSD.
“I have no doubt that the vast majority of the veterans in the VA’s service are going to be extremely happy with the outcome of this study,” he said.
He said it was time for the Government to acknowledge its failure to act.
“This is not a government that cares about veterans.
They’re here to serve the Government.
They want to serve and that means that they are not going to feel safe,” he added.
The Veterans Advisory Committee has been set up to address the issue.
Mr Green, who also holds a senior position in the Ministry of Defence, said the Veterans’ Advisory Committee was an important element of the department’s approach to the issue of veterans with PTSD.
He has also been in contact with a number of veterans in an effort to improve their treatment.
“If they feel that they’re doing nothing wrong, that they can have their own voices heard, that’s great, but I think the Government needs to realise that these veterans need to have their voices heard,” he told 7.30.
“They’re here for a reason and they need to get that reason recognised.”
Mr Green said he hoped the Government would provide a more detailed response to the report.
“One of the things that we have to recognise is that there are a number veterans who are not receiving the help that they need and I think that the Government can and should address those concerns,” he explained.
“In terms of what they can do to improve this situation, the response that they’ve provided so far has been inadequate.”
He said he would be calling for the government to commit to a plan to deal with veterans with mental health concerns.
“That is the thing that is most important, the fact they can identify those issues and make a plan for them,” he noted.
Veterans Minister Nigel Scullion said the Government was committed to helping veterans, and the Department was currently working on a plan.
“These are issues that are incredibly sensitive and I am absolutely committed to working with the VA to ensure that we get the best possible outcomes for our veterans,” he stated.
“The Veterans Advisory committee is a fantastic place for me to work with my colleagues to make sure that we are delivering the best results.”
Mr Scullions Department of Veteran Affairs is currently reviewing the Government policy to treat veterans with a non-medical drug.
The National Veteran’s Advisory Council is currently working with other stakeholders to address their concerns, including veterans.
“For some time now we have seen some very serious issues arising from the lack of information and understanding in relation to the treatment and support of veterans, especially those with post-traumatic stress disorder,” the Department’s National Veterans Affairs Manager Paul Pang said.
Mr Pang added the VA was aware of the concerns about the policy and that it was working with its stakeholders to examine the situation.
“As such, we have the full support of the Department to address these concerns, and we will do so,” he wrote.
Veterans have had to face the pain of losing loved ones to the use and abuse of a substance that is legally legal, and Mr Pong said the VA had been working closely with the Federal and State governments on developing a framework to address veterans’ concerns.
The Department said it had been in discussions with the Department for the past two weeks and had received feedback from its stakeholders and veterans.
The VA will also continue to work closely with State and Federal governments to address issues of cannabis abuse and support veterans who had been treated for a mental health issue.
Veterans’ advocate Stephen Wilson said the government’s response was inadequate.
“Vets are in desperate need of help and they deserve the best support that is possible and