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Submissions close on Friday 13 October 2023
You can share your story with the Royal Commission by making a submission. Submissions close at 11:59 pm AEDT on Friday 13 October 2023. The online submission form will automatically close at that time and it will no longer be possible to make or complete a submission.
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You can share your story with the Royal Commission by making a submission. Submissions close at 11:59 pm AEDT on Friday 13 October 2023. Protections and legal support are available for people who make a submission.
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The Royal Commission's Interim Report was delivered to the Governor-General on 11 August 2022
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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.