A Current Affair – Our Forgotten Heroes

This is our campaign to help Australia’s forgotten heroes.

Earlier this month, we brought you the heartbreaking story of Dave Finney – a poster boy for the Royal Australian Navy.

His mum Julie-Ann claims the Defence Force deserted her son.

Now, there are growing calls for a Royal Commission, as two mothers lead the charge to make it happen.

Watch the video report here

See Julie-Ann’s petition online here.

20th June 2019

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  1. Jeffrey Barrett says

    I see lots of shares of the item, what are the views of the RARA.

  2. This has been going on for years and we have fought hard for our families. Our family lost a son to suicide after he returned from Afghanistan and he had developed Post Traumatic Stress in January 2016 he was still serving and even though he was brave enough to admit he had a problem and sought help the doctors indicated he was at low risk.
    We approached DVA for his medical records after he died but were treated very poorly and only found out about his medical condition and treatment when we received a coroners report 2 weeks ago.
    The service men and woman are scared to come forward because of the treatment from within the organisation.
    The government needs to endorse a royal commission into Post Traumatic Stress which is an injury received from exposure to trauma and everyone reacts differently to that exposure.
    DVA is a disgrace and acts like a private insurance company instead of supporting our veterans and service personnel they are worried about nothing except what costs will be involved.