Royal Commission into veteran suicide will be a ‘great relief’ to many

Shadow Minister for Defence Brendan O’Connor says the prime minister’s announcement of a Royal Commission into veteran suicide is welcomed and will be a “great relief” to many.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday announced plans for a Royal Commission into veteran suicides to address the mental toll deployment takes on Australian soldiers.

“We do welcome the announcement,” Mr O’Connor told Sky News.

“This will be a great relief to the veterans, their families and the many advocates that have been concerned about the very high number of suicides in the veteran community.

“We wish that it had been earlier but we we’re very relieved the government has finally seen sense and announced the royal commission.”

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