Shadow Minister for Veterans, Greg Warren MP, has urged the NSW Government to follow the Victorian Government’s lead and establish an Ex-Service Organisation Summit.

“It is clear that NSW could be and should be doing much more in terms of proactively supporting and advocating for veterans and their loved ones,” he said.

The summit hosted by the Victorian Veterans Council – with the support and cooperation of the Victorian Government – will be held tomorrow at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The event will provide a platform for collaboration across organisations supporting veterans and their families and the opportunity for ESOs to establish new partnerships to enhance their service delivery.

Mr Warren has repeatedly urged the NSW Government to take a more proactive role in terms of supporting veterans and their loved ones.

“The fact there was an acting NSW Minister for Veterans for the best part of two years, speaks volumes for of this government’s priorities in terms of the veterans portfolio,” he said.

Mr Warren said that a summit in NSW would certainly be a positive step.

“I applaud the Victorian Government and Victorian Veterans Council for this initiative regarding the summit and I am eager to see the response from veterans, their loved ones and other stakeholder.

“But ultimately I would like to see the same level of commitment enthusiasm from the NSW Government,” Mr Warren said.