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.