Assistant Minister for Seniors, Veterans, Families and Communities, Emma Davidson, is inviting Canberra’s veteran community to put forward their views to the Federal Government’s consultation on the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide.
Consultation on the Royal Commission Terms of Reference is open until Friday 21 May 2021.
“The establishment of a Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide is a testament to the long-standing and tireless advocacy of veterans, their families and the organisations who represent them for greater access to community, care and support,” Minister Davidson said.
“Key to setting up this Royal Commission is to ensure the Terms of Reference capture the issues that are important to the veteran community. Getting this right depends wholly on the voices and views of veterans at this critical point of the process.
“Canberra is home to a significant defence and veteran population. I strongly encourage the ACT’s veteran community, their families and the organisations who support them to be part of this consultation and provide their feedback on the Terms of Reference.”
To find out more information about the Terms of Reference and to provide input, visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website: https://www.dva.gov.au/about-us/overview/reporting/reviews-and-reports/royal-commission-defence-and-veteran-suicide
If you are struggling remember that mental health support is available 24/7. Open Arms Veterans & Families Counselling: 1800 011 046 or www.openarms.gov.au or call Lifeline on 13 11 14.