Audio interview

'Absolute chaos' in Department of Veterans' Affairs: Lambie

Publisher
Australian Defence Force Mental depression Mental health Suicide Veterans Australia
Description

A bi-partisan Senate committee is urging the Turnbull Government to urgently overhaul the care provided to veterans following a long-running inquiry into veteran suicide. The report, titled 'Constant Battle,' reveals that 325 ADF former personnel have taken their lives between 2001 and 2015.

It recommends that the Government develop specific suicide prevention programs targeted at vulnerable veterans. It also calls for an independent study into how the Department of Veterans' Affairs handles compensation claims and the impact that process has on a veteran's mental health.

Crossbench Senator, Jacqui Lambie, served in the army and sat on a Senate inquiry into veteran suicide.

Publication Details
Publication Year:
2017