These background papers were prepared by the Department of Defence, and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. They have been published by the Royal Commission for the information of the public. The views expressed in these papers are not necessarily the views of the Commissioners.
Publication date 7 September 2021
Department of Defence background paper [PDF]
Department of Veterans’ Affairs background paper [PDF]
Department of Veterans’ Affairs background paper – Annexures [PDF]
The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide was established on 8 July 2021. Under the Letters Patent, the Royal Commissioners are required to produce an interim report by 11 August 2022 and a final report by 17 June 2024. The Letters Patent set out the Royal Commissioners’ terms of reference.