Senate debates

Thursday, 18 March 2021


Veterans: Suicide

4:27 pm

Photo of Rex PatrickRex Patrick (SA, Independent) Share this | Hansard source

Before moving general business notice of motion No. 1071, I wish to inform the chamber that Senator Ciccone will also sponsor the motion. I, and also on behalf of Senators Lambie, Steele-John, Griff, Wong, Kitching, Hanson and Ciccone, move:

(1) That the Senate—

(a) notes that Australian Defence Force personnel have a suicide rate of less than half that of the wider Australian community while serving but nearly twice the rate of suicide after leaving the Australian Defence Force; and

(b) calls on the Morrison Government to establish a Royal Commission into the rate of suicide among current and former serving Australian Defence Force personnel.

(2) That this resolution be transmitted to the House of Representatives for concurrence.


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