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DVA claims processing among urgent recommendations in Royal Commission interim report

The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicidehas made 13 urgent recommendations in its interim report, which was handed tothe Governor-General, David Hurley, and tabled in Parliament in Canberra today.
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Final public hearing before interim report: Royal Commission acknowledges bravery of lived experience witnesses

The Chair of the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide, Nick Kaldas thanked current and ex-serving Defence members and their families for sharing their experiences of military life at a public hearing in Hobart.
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Mental health and families the focus of Hobart hearing

National Mental Health Commissioner, Alan Woodward will be among the witnesses to appear at the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide during the second week of its public hearing in Hobart.
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Royal Commission Hobart hearing to examine role of ex-service organisations

The work of ex-service organisations will come under the spotlight during the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide’s sixth public hearing, which began today in Hobart.
Kevin Connor SC speaking into a microphone at Hearing Block 6, delivering his opening address.

Senator Jacqui Lambie to give evidence before Royal Commission Hobart hearing

Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie and State Veterans’ Affairs minister Guy Barnett will be among the witnesses to give evidence before the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide, at its sixth public hearing beginning in Hobart today.
Panoramic photograph of the Hobart waterfront.

Townsville hearing concludes: Royal Commission sees spike in submissions

The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide has seen a boost in submissions during its nine-day public hearing in Townsville.
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The Hon. Len Roberts-Smith to give evidence at Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide in Townsville

The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide will hear evidence about how the Australian Defence Force manages reports of abuse, during the second week of its public hearing in Townsville.
Commission Chair Nick Kaldas at the Townsville hearing.

Senior ADF member to give evidence on opening day of Townsville hearing

The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide has begun a public hearing in Townsville, where the city’s most senior serving ADF member, Brigadier Kahlil Fegan will give evidence about training, alcohol use, domestic violence and mental health assessments at the nation’s largest Army base.
Counsel assisting the Royal Commission, Erin Longbottom QC, provides an opening address on the first day of a public hearing in Townsville.

Royal Commission to question Defence chief and former ministers at Townsville hearing

The Chief of the Australian Defence Force and two former ministers for Veterans’ Affairs will give evidence at a public hearing of the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide, which resumes in Townsville on Monday.
Royal Commission Chair Nick Kaldas speaks with a uniformed member of the Australian Defence Force.

Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide welcomes appointment of new ministers

The Chair of the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide says the appointment of the new Minister for Defence, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, and Assistant Minister for Veterans’ Affairs should sharpen the nation’s focus on the terrible toll of suicide in the Defence community.
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Contact

For media enquiries, email DVSRC.media@royalcommission.gov.au or call the media officer on 0459 936 833.