Royal Commission2021-05-27T08:43:59+10:00

Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide.

Preparation for the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide has moved into the next phase and the consultation period to provide feedback on the Terms of Reference is now closed.

We have made a detailed submission on the themes for the consultation to inform the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide.

RSL members from across Australia had contributed to the overall RSL response via their Branches and Sub-Branches. We also sought input from senior psychiatrists, recognised for leadership roles in veterans’ mental health management.

RSL Australia is committed to providing its full support to the Commission.  We will continue to listen to and advocate for all veterans throughout the Royal Commission.

Read RSL Media Releases relating to the submission:

24 May 2021 – RSL input to consultation themes for Royal Commission

19 April 2021 – RSL commitment to the Royal Commission

26 March 2021 – RSL fully supports Royal Commission

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