Organisation

Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide

Owning Institution:

On 8 July 2021, the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd.), issued Letters Patent, which established the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide.

Mr Nick Kaldas APM, the Hon James Douglas QC, and Dr Peggy Brown AO have been appointed as Royal Commissioners. They are required to produce an interim report by 11 August 2022 and a final report by 15 June 2023.

Briefing paper

Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide: introductory Defence briefing

The Department of Defence and the Australian Defence Force, collectively known as Defence, have prepared this document as an introductory briefing paper to the Royal Commissioners. The paper provides background into the employment arrangements for the Australian Defence Force (ADF), including the composition of the...
Briefing paper

Department of Veterans' Affairs initial background paper to the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide

This background paper was prepared by the Department of Veterans' Affairs, and has been published by the Royal Commission for the purpose of informing the public.