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Stronger protections for serving ADF members, public servants who provide information to Royal Commission

Serving and ex-serving ADF members and public servants who share information with the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide will receive stronger protections under a new agreement signed with key government agencies.

Royal Commission urges people in need to reach out for support over Christmas

The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide is urging anyone who may find the Christmas and New Year period difficult to reach out to support networks or seek urgent support, if needed.

Witnesses give evidence about the impact of unacceptable behaviour on military recruits

The eighth public hearing of the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide has finished in Wagga Wagga today, with witnesses giving important evidence about the impact of military training on recruits.
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Royal Commission to examine mock interrogation and recruit training at Wagga Wagga hearing

The training of recruits in how to survive if they’re captured or detained in combat will be examined by the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide, during a four-day hearing in Wagga Wagga.
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Royal Commission to focus recruitment and training at Wagga Wagga public hearing

Senior representatives of some of Australia's military recruit schools will give evidence at a public hearing of the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide, which begins on Monday at the Mercure Hotel, Wagga Wagga.
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Royal Commission welcomes AIHW report containing updated suicide data

The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide welcomes the release of a key report which includes an extra five years of data on the number of suicide deaths among current and ex-serving ADF members.
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Royal Commission hears of unique challenges facing top end serving personnel

The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide has concluded its Darwin hearing, having gained important insight into the unique challenges of military service in the Top End.
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Lived experience witnesses to share their stories at Darwin hearing

The family of a man who died by suicide at Robertson Barracks earlier this year will be among the lived experience witnesses to share their story at the seventh public hearing of the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide in Darwin.
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Darwin hearing to examine service life in the Northern Territory

Service life in the Northern Territory will be a key focus of the Royal Commission as it starts its seventh hearing block in Darwin today.
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Royal Commission to visit Northern Territory military bases ahead of Darwin public hearing

The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide will meet with serving personnel during a tour of Northern Territory military bases, ahead of its public hearing in Darwin.
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Contact

For media enquiries, email DVSRC.media@royalcommission.gov.au or call a media officer on 0459 935 502 or 0499 895 319.