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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. The Letters patent set out the Royal Commission’s terms of reference, which include inquiring into the systemic issues and risk factors relevant to suicide and suicide behaviours of serving and ex-serving Defence members.
Nick Kaldas APM, the Hon James Douglas KC, and Dr Peggy Brown AO have been appointed as Royal Commissioners. They delivered an interim report on 11 August 2022 and are required to produce a final report by 17 June 2024.