Topical Subjects

This page provides links to publicly available reference materials relating to topical subjects of interest to RSL NSW members and the broader veteran community. Topics are organised under separate headings below.

Veteran Health and Suicide

Appointment of  National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention
Read Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement here.
Read the RSL NSW President Update welcoming the appointment.


Government reports and implementation of recommendations for veteran health issues.
See DVA website here.


The Constant Battle: Suicide by Veterans report – Implementation of Recommendations
Read 31 December 2018 update. [PDF]


Suicide Senate Inquiry recommendations
Question on Notice [PDF]
Extract: The 2017 Senate Inquiry report The Constant Battle: Suicide by Veterans made 24 recommendations. The Government agreed to 22 recommendations, and agreed-in-principle to two recommendations.
A copy of actions taken in response to the recommendations is available on the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website at:


Wellbeing and Support Program
Question on Notice [PDF]
Extract: The Wellbeing Support Program case management pilot is set to conclude on 30 June 2020. The evaluation is being performed by Flinders University and the evaluation report is expected by 30 September 2020.