Dr Edward Scarr
2015 Australian Parliamentary Fellow
List of interviewees
PART I—THE SCOPE OF THE PROBLEM
Defining the problem
Prevalence rates of mental ill-health
in service personnel and veterans
First-hand accounts of personal
PART II—CHANGING ATTITUDES
The Parliament of Australia
Floor of parliament
Vietnam veteran influence
References to the previous Labor
Minor party positions
The Long Way Home
Previous committee inquiry
Recent Senate committee inquiry
Parliamentary Friendship Groups
Defence—policy background on mental health
Department of Veterans’ Affairs—policy background on mental
Pathways to Care in Veterans Recently Compensated for a
Mental Health Condition (ACPMH—now Phoenix Australia)
Independent Study into Suicide in the Ex-Service
Community 2009 (DVA, conducted by Professor David Dunt)
Australian National Audit Office Audit Report:
Administration of Mental Health Initiatives to Support Younger Veterans (DVA)
Australian Public Service Commission
Review of DVA 2013
Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Annual Report 2013–14
Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Annual Report 2014–15
DVA submission to the recent Senate
2014–15 Department of Veterans’
Affairs Budget Fact Sheet
PART III—MEASURING PROGRESS
experiences of members of the 2nd Commando Regiment—a case study
International and Australian approaches to PTSD
Conclusion—harnessing the chaos
Appendix A—veteran testimonials
Problems with PTSD itself
The need for a realistic narrative on military ‘service’
Limitations of the entitlement narrative
Rural Fire Service model—Paul Patti, veteran advocate
Abbreviations and acronyms
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