National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention Bill 2020 [provisions] and the National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020 [provisions]

November 2020

© Commonwealth of Australia 2020
ISBN: 978-1-76093-167-4

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Committee Members

Chapter 1—Introduction

  Referral
  Conduct of the inquiry
  Background to the Bills
  Purpose of the Bills
  Key provisions
  Financial implications
  Scrutiny by other committees
  Structure of the report

Chapter 2—Key issues

  General views on the Bills
  Comments on specific aspects of the Bills
  Comments on how the proposed National Commissioner should operate
  Committee view

Labor Dissenting Report

Dissenting Report from Senator Jacqui Lambie

  The Morrison Government never wanted a Royal Commission into veteran suicide
  They hired the Defence Minister’s mate to investigate her department
  The National Commissioner model is a poor substitute for a Royal Commission
  Veteran suicides should be treated as one of Australia’s most pressing problems

Appendix 1—Submissions, tabled documents and answers to questions on notice

Appendix 2—Public hearing and witnesses

Committee Secretariat contact:

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3535
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818
fadt.sen@aph.gov.au