Labor's Plan For A Veterans' Support Hub In The Northern Territory

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A Shorten Labor Government will invest in the health and wellbeing of our veterans in the Top End by establishing the Scott Palmer Service and Veterans’ Support Hub.

The Scott Palmer Service and Veterans’ Support Hub will be a dedicated centre to provide support to our current and ex-serving Defence personnel, first responders and their families.  

The Hub is named after Private Scott Travis Palmer who tragically lost his life on operational service in Afghanistan in 2010.

LABOR’S PLAN

With this $4.9 million investment from Federal Labor, NT will finally have a centre for current and ex-serving ADF members, first responders and their families that will provide services and support in health and wellbeing, access to counsellors and a place to go for assistance in accessing community, state, federal and cross-sector services.

The Hub will also be a place where people can go to connect, meet and relax; with a children’s play area, recreational rooms and indoor and outdoor reflection spaces. Federal Labor will partner with the Northern Territory Government which has committed to providing land for this Hub.  This partnership will continue to work with local stakeholders to support our veterans, Defence personnel, first responders and their families.

The hub will provide specialist support assisting former personnel deal with the impact of their deployment, separation and family integration, PTSD, stress-related issues and other health issues caused during their service. It will also provide community outreach programs and initiatives to our veterans and their families.

We will pay for the Scott Palmer Service and Veterans’ Support Hub by making multinationals pay their fair share and closing tax loopholes used by the top end of town.