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Australia Labor calls for veteran suicide Royal Commission

23:17  02 december  2019
23:17  02 december  2019 Source:   skynews.com.au

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Rather, our calls for a Royal Commission into Veterans issues including Veteran Suicide are an acknowledgement that the problems our veteran community is facing are extremely complex. That they are not limited to an individual department or entity and beyond the scope of those currently dealing

That’s why I am calling for an urgent Royal Commission into veteran suicide rates. This petition is about the systemic failures the Australian Defence I call on the Australian Government to establish a Royal Commission with wide terms of reference to examine and make recommendations regarding

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has called for a Royal Commission into veteran suicides.

Mr Albanese said he took the position after meetings with the mother of a veteran who took his own life.

More than 500 current and former military personnel have taken their own lives since 2001.

The Morrison Government resisted calls for a Royal Commission, despite acknowledging more needs to done to support veterans after they transition into civilian life.

If you or anyone you know is suffering from depression, call Lifeline on 13 11 14, Beyondblue on 1300 22 4636, or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.

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