National Inquiry – Defence and Veteran Suicide

Prevention Bill 2020 and the Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020

On 3 September 2020 the Senate referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee the provisions of the National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention Bill 2020 and the National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020 for inquiry and report. The reporting date agreed by the committee is 30 November 2020.

The purpose of this letter is to draw your attention to the inquiry and to invite you or your organisation to make a written submission to the committee by 9 October 2020. More information about the bill and the inquiry is available on the committee’s website

The committee prefers to receive submissions online as an attached document by accessing the committee website and selecting the Upload Submission Online link at https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Foreign_Affairs_Defence_and_Trade/NationalCommissioner2020.

Alternatively, submissions may be emailed as an attached document to [email protected] or mailed to the address below:

Committee Secretary
Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee
PO Box 6100, Parliament House, Canberra  ACT  2600

Information relating to Senate committee inquiries, including notes to assist in the preparation of submissions for a committee, can be located at www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees.

Submissions become committee documents and are made public only after a decision by the committee. Publication of submissions includes loading them onto the internet and making them available to other interested parties including the media. Please indicate if you wish the committee to consider keeping your submission, or part thereof, confidential.

The committee will consider all submissions, and may invite individuals and organisations to give evidence at a public hearing. Should you require further information, please contact the committee secretariat on (02) 6277 3535.

Yours sincerely,
Lyn Beverley
Committee Secretary

SENATE FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DEFENCE AND TRADE LEGISLATION COMMITTEE