The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide was established on 8 July 2021 as an inquiry into the overrepresentation of serving and ex-serving Defence members in deaths by suicide in Australia. Under the Letters Patent, the Commissioners are required to submit an interim report by 11 August 2022 and a final report and their recommendations no later than 9 September 2024. These reports will outline the results of the Royal Commission's investigation and the Commissioner's recommendations.
In addition to these two major reports, over the course of the Royal Commission we will publish papers, research reports, overviews of roundtable discussions and other documents. These publications will be relevant to the Royal Commission's inquiries and in line with our terms of reference.
The Royal Commission has also included, alongside our own publications, a number of external reports focused on issues faced by serving and ex-serving Defence members and their families. These significant reports have been tendered as exhibits in public hearings the Royal Commission has conducted.
- Roundtable overview
- Consultation paper
A consultation process to inform a proposed new entity to follow the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide, to monitor the implementation of recommendations and contribute to the lifetime wellbeing of veterans, was held from 15 November 2023 to 5:00 pm AEDT 20 December 2023.
Evaluation of the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation Transition Training Program Pilot for Current Serving Members Separating from the Australian Defence Force