RSL NSW logo

Circular- 1 September 2020

National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention- Public Consultation on the Bills

The government announced that the National Commissioner is being created in recognition of the need for concerted action to address the unacceptably high rates of suicide among the Australian Defence Force (ADF) member and veteran communities.

They are calling for submissions on two Bills, their interaction and how the National Commissioner will operate.

RSL NSW will be coordinating its submission along with other states through RSL National.

Given the timeline, we are unable to follow the formal feedback process through sub-Branch Executive and DPC, and therefore are making you aware that RSL NSW will be making direct contact with members to seek submissions, by 9 September.

These will be coordinated and provided to RSL National, to meet the 24 September deadline.

Please contact ANZAC House if you require more information.

Suggested Reads
The Grafton RSL sub-Branch has formed a promising relationship with the staff and inmates at the Clarence Correctional Centre in the state’s north after partnering with them to honour local service men and women.   More
14 May 2021
The Annual RSL NSW Congress and Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 October 2021 at the Newcastle Exhibition & Convention Centre   More
13 May 2021
RSL NSW President Ray James has welcomed the Morrison Government’s 2021-2022 Budget and the additional investment of $702.6 million into veteran wellness, support, suicide prevention and the bolstering of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to improve engagement and to process the backlog of claims.   More
12 May 2021