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Hearing Block 12, Sydney

The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide conducted its final public hearing at the InterContinental Sydney, 117 Macquarie Street, from Monday 4 March to Thursday 28 March 2024.

The Royal Commission’s inquiries have been guided by the deeply personal and often harrowing experiences shared by serving and ex-serving ADF members, and their families, in submissions and private sessions, which have shone a bright light on the cultural, systemic and structural issues contributing to the suicide crisis within the Defence and veteran community.

Public hearings are a critical evidence gathering tool and the Royal Commission must use the limited time available to call witnesses whose stories and information speak directly to key issues and themes where there might be evidence or knowledge gaps it’s seeking to address.

This is particularly so with our final public hearing, which will be of significance to our final report and recommendations.