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Senate ups pressure on PM to establish royal commission on veteran suicide

Sumary of Senate ups pressure on PM to establish royal commission on veteran suicide:

  • A unanimous vote in the Senate calling for a royal commission on veteran suicide has heaped parliamentary pressure on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to establish one…
  • On Thursday Coalition senators voted with Labor, the Greens and independents to call on Mr Morrison to establish the inquiry, and the motion will now go to the lower house…
  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Jenny Morrison lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier in Canberra.Credit:Alex Ellinghausen A government spokesman said Mr Morrison will reveal his position on calling a royal commission when the vote is put to the House of Representatives…
  • The Senate motion noted that Australian Defence Force personnel have a suicide rate of less than half the general population before they serve, but the rate is more than twice the general population rate after they leave the ADF….

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