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Announcement of a Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide

On 08 July the Government announced the commencement of the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide.

The terms of reference for the Royal Commission can be found on their website.

The Government also announced that the National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Bill 2020 currently before Parliament will be amended to allow the National Commissioner function to commence following the conclusion of the Royal Commission, or at an earlier time if recommended by the Royal Commission. For more information on this announcement please see the Prime Minister’s media release.