Enough inquiries that go nowhere – it’s time for a royal commission into veteran suicide

Deborah Morris, Ben Wadham

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Abstract

Between 2001 and 2016, 373 Australian veterans took their lives, according to a study commissioned by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA). The study noted that male veterans under the age of 30 had a suicide rate more than two times the national average for men the same age.
Veteran Scott Harris has compiled statistics on veteran suicides for the The Warrior’s Return Facebook page, and says there have been 153 since 2017, including 19 so far this year.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2019

Keywords

  • veteran suicide
  • ADF
  • public inquiry
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs
  • DVA
  • Australian Defence Force

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