Royal Commission

Hearing Block 2 – Sydney

The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide will hold its second public hearing in Sydney at the Pullman Hotel, Hyde Park on February 14, 2022. The hearing will continue to focus on people with lived experience and will also hear evidence from a number of experts.

The Commission Chair, Nick Kaldas, said he was mindful serving and ex-serving Defence personnel have been waiting a long time for change.

“The Commission has a grave responsibility to create real and lasting change for the serving and ex-serving Defence community, their families and supporters,” Commissioner Kaldas said.

“We are acutely aware that each day of inaction puts people’s lives at risk.”

The hearing will commence at 10:00 am (AEDT).

Hearing Block 3 will also be held in Sydney between 7 and 18 March.

The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide is conducting its Public Hearing Block 2 at the Pullman Sydney Hyde Park Hotel from Monday 14 February 2022.

Due to COVID regulations and capacity limits, anyone proposing to attend the Public Hearing must pre-register. The proceedings will also be livestreamed from the Royal Commission’s website.

Please be aware that these hearings may contain material and images that are triggering for some people. The public nature of the hearings also means that there may be people in military uniforms as well as military service providers in attendance.

If you wish to register for the hearing go to this site


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