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Agent Orange report must be released unedited

Judith Collins
National Party Veterans Affairs Spokeswoman

11 May 2006

Agent Orange report must be released unedited


Veterans Affairs Minister Rick Barker must make good on his promise to release the unedited report into the exposure of Vietnam War veterans to Agent Orange, says National’s Veterans Affairs spokeswoman, Judith Collins.

The working group tasked with advising the Government on the issue has today reported back to the Government.

In Parliament last month, Mr Barker assured Ms Collins that the report would be made public as received by the Government.

Ms Collins says it’s essential that this is the case.

“The health of our war veterans and their children is too serious an issue to be censored by the Government.

“Veterans deserve to know now what the report recommends. They should not have to wait months for their own report.

“With the report now complete it’s time for some decisive action,” says Ms Collins.

ENDS

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