In today’s (17 October 2017) House of Representatives Questions without Notice, Independent Senator Andrew Wilkie (TAS) asked the Prime Minister this question.

Mr WILKIE (Denison) (14:18):

“My question is to the Prime Minister. Prime Minister, the TPI Federation has written to you repeatedly, seeking a resolution to the dreadful situation where about 28,000 totally and permanently incapacitated veterans have seen their economic loss compensation fall to just 65 per cent of the minimum wage. Prime Minister, given the gravity of this issue, and the Parliamentary Budget Office’s validation of the independent analysis supporting the claim by the TPI Federation, will you now take personal responsibility and intervene to facilitate an immediate increase of $176 a week in the economic loss compensation payments to Australia’s TPI veterans?” 

Read the PM’s reply here Hansard Reference – page 24


  1. DAVID Ellison says

    Yes go through the whole package there are some on special rates, EDA,and the general rate, not just TPI,don’t catarise individual rates have as one.

  2. It seems a fair answer by the PM. Lets not just look at the TPI pension, but rather the whole package to see if there really is a loss as such.

  3. Butch Mathew says

    Well that’s a fair question, & deserves a fair answer, as it’s been going on for years, now