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From: Parliamentary Librarian (DPS)
Sent: Tuesday, 23 June 2015 4:28 PM
Subject: Mental health of military personnel
As you may be aware, this year’s Australian Parliamentary
Fellow, Dr Edward Scarr, is researching the topic of The 44th Parliament and
the mental health of military personnel and veterans: Attitudes, beliefs,
intentions. This represents an issue in national politics that is of
considerable significance and interest to the Parliament and the broader
I am writing to ask if you would consider sparing some time
to meet with Dr Scarr to discuss his research. He is particularly interested in
interviewing you, as you have either served in the military
yourself and/or have addressed the Parliament on this topic. Dr Scarr would be
grateful for an opportunity to explore your exposure to the issue of veterans’
mental health in your role as a parliamentarian. Your perspective would be very
useful and should only take 15–20 minutes. Dr Scarr would be happy to talk to
you on the phone if this was more convenient than a face to face meeting.
Information obtained via interview may be published by the
Parliamentary Library as a component of the 2015 Australian Parliamentary
Fellow monograph. Interviews will not be recorded and all responses are
confidential, non-attributable and will only be presented as aggregated data.
Dr Scarr will be in contact with your office shortly.
However, should you have any questions about the project, please don’t hesitate
to contact me.
Dianne Heriot Parliamentary Librarian
of Parliamentary Services