The Commissioners have delivered the Interim Report to the Governor-General

At 9:00 am today the Commissioners, Nick Kaldas APM (Chair), The Hon James Douglas QC and Dr Peggy Brown AO presented the Interim Report of the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide to the Governor-General, His Excellency, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd).

Delivering our interim report on 11 August, 2022 is required by the Letters Patent that established the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide. The Commissioners will continue their inquiries until June 2024, when they will share the Royal Commission’s final report and recommendations.

The interim report includes some urgent recommendations as well as preliminary observations, which will now be considered by the Government.

What happens next?

We anticipate the Government will make the report available publicly as soon as possible after it is delivered to the Governor-General.

Once the interim report has been made public, the Royal Commission will publish it in hard copy and digital editions. We will share links to the digital version of the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide Interim Report through our newsletter to subscribers.

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2 comments

  • Warren Thatcher August 11, 2022   Reply →

    The touble is like all Heath bureaucracies you never get the same person twice and they waffle on about their team tasking .
    It’s like a giant reverse funnel where input gets funnelled to the thin end .
    A great opportunity to employ ex-service people with clerical and medical Corps experience.
    Retirees as well .
    We need to militarise this department.

    Warren Thatcher

  • Gerry Kluyt August 12, 2022   Reply →

    I think it would help if the issues that cause these young men and women to commit suicide were treated better in the first place. Do not only compensate for the trauma , but remove the remove the reasons for this action.

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