Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide
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.
Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide: interim report
This inquiry is focused on the identification of systemic problems and solutions to suicide and suicidality among serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members. The report provides commentary on the summary of work undertaken, the Commission's preliminary observations, and recommendations about urgent and immediate...
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...
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.