Australian defence officials called to Senate Inquiry into military suicides

25 Mar 2015

A SENATE Inquiry will demand an explanation from the head of defence health Rear Admiral Robyn Walker about the growing number of suicides in the military.

Rear Admiral Walker is the subject of an online petition that has attracted 6635 signatures and 350 pages of comments demanding her removal over comments she has made distancing military service from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Veterans Affairs spokesman for the Greens, Tasmanian Senator and Australian Defence Force Academy graduate Peter Whish-Wilson will today introduce a motion calling for a Senate Inquiry into veterans mental health issues.