Report

The Constant Battle: Suicide by Veterans

15 August 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN 978-1-76010-620-1

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Committee Membership (PDF 25KB)
ASSISTANCE CONTACT INFORMATION (PDF 10KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 11KB)
Recommendations (PDF 42KB)
Chair's foreword (PDF 21KB)
Executive Summary (PDF 33KB)

Short term
Medium term
Longer term

Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 41KB)

Referral
Conduct of inquiry
Previous parliamentary inquiries
National Mental Health Commission report
Structure of the report
Definitions and language
Acknowledgements

Chapter 2 (PDF 44KB)

Introduction
Overview of key veteran entitlements

Chapter 3 (PDF 637KB)

Introduction
The incidence of suicide
Research and data collection
Identified contributing factors
Suicide prevention
Mental health assistance
Conclusion and recommendations

Chapter 4 (PDF 609KB)

Introduction
Previous reviews of military compensation arrangements
Recent proposed legislative reform
Key issues concerning compensation arrangements
Complexity and inconsistency
The Repatriation Medical Authority (RMA) and Statements of Principles
Conclusion

Chapter 5 (PDF 204KB)

Introduction
Department of Veterans' Affairs
Progress of reforms
Common issues raised
Compensation for Detriment Caused by Defective Administration (CDDA)
Conclusion

Chapter 6 (PDF 196KB)

Introduction
Transition
Issues raised
Conclusion

Chapter 7 (PDF 222KB)

Introduction
Alternative and complementary therapies
Recruitment and resilience
Coordination and awareness of services
Advocacy
Appeals
Committee view

Appendix 1 - Submissions (PDF 32KB)
Appendix 2 - Tabled documents, Answers to questions on notice and Correspondence (PDF 11KB)

Tabled documents
Answers to questions on notice
Correspondence

Appendix 3 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 16KB)

Thursday 17 November 2017
Friday 18 November 2017
Thursday 2 February 2017
Monday 6 February 2017
Friday 5 May 2017

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

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