National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention – Public Consultation on the Bills
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The public consultation process for the National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention legislation is now closed.
On 27 August 2020, the Attorney-General introduced legislation in Parliament to establish the National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention.
The package of legislation comprises two Bills:
- National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention Bill 2020
- National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention Bill (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020
We received over 70 submissions from a range of individuals and organisations. The feedback provided in these submissions will inform the refinement of the Bills as they pass through the Parliament.
The Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee in the Department of the Senate is currently conducting an inquiry into the Bills. They are due to report on the Bills by 30 November 2020.
Below is the first tranche of submissions we have received – unless the sender has asked us not to publish their submission, or it would otherwise be inappropriate to do so (for example, where a submission does not relate to the Bills or contains inappropriate content). Parts of submissions may also be redacted, as appropriate, to remove sensitive personal or similar information.
We have collected personal information so that we can verify submissions are not duplicates and to provide advice to government.
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