Scott Morrison announces a Royal Commission into veteran suicides after 500 Aussies who fought in Afghanistan took their own lives
Scott Morrison has announced a Royal Commission into veteran suicide days after calling Aussie troops home from Afghanistan.
At least 500 Afghanistan veterans have taken their own lives since Australia went to war in 2001.
The prime minster will also establish a National Commissioner to make sure any recommendations made by the inquiry are implemented.
‘I think and I hope it will be a healing process. I hope it will be a process by which veterans and families can find some comfort, but it obviously can’t replace the loss. We understand that,’ Mr Morrison said.
Scott Morrison has announced a Royal Commission into veteran suicide