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Canberra hearing concludes: Extended inquiry to probe ‘terrible toll’ of Defence and veteran suicide

The Chair of the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide says the 12-month extension of the inquiry, announced this week, is vital to investigate the factors that contribute to deaths by suicide.
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Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide to hear from DVA boss and Comcare at Canberra hearing

The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide will hear from DVA boss Liz Cosson and Comcare at Canberra hearing today.
A group of uniformed audience members sit with their backs to the camera, facing the Commissioners, inside a Hearing Block room

Canberra hearing to focus on Defence culture and complaint handling

A public hearing of the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide that opened in Canberra today will focus on issues around Defence culture and claims processing by the Department of Veterans' Affairs
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Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide resumes today in Canberra

The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide will resume in Canberra today.
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Sydney hearing concludes: Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide to visit Canberra, Townsville and Hobart

A public hearing of the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide in Sydney has ended with a call for serving members of the Australian Defence Force to have their say and make a submission ahead of hearings in Canberra, Townsville and Hobart.
Commission Chair Nick Kaldas delivering his remarks.

Wellbeing, transition from the military and compensation the focus for second week of Sydney Hearing

The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide continues in Sydney this week, with members of Defence and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs due to give evidence about healthcare, the transition from ADF to civilian life, rehabilitation and compensation.
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Defence chiefs to give evidence during Royal Commission Sydney hearing

Some of Australia’s highest-ranking Defence personnel will give evidence during a two-week hearing of the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide, to begin in Sydney today.
Commissioner Nick Kaldas seated in front of mic

Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide to probe Defence support measures

The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide will hear what each of the armed forces – Army, Air Force and Navy – is doing to combat cultural issues

Senior Counsel Assisting Kevin Connor SC speaking in front of a microphone during his opening address to the Commissioners

Families a focus for Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide

The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide will investigate how Defence families can be better supported ahead of the interim report due to be released in August.
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Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide Sydney hearing begins today

The week-long hearing in Sydney will focus on some of the issues the Royal Commission considers should be urgently addressed.
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