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Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2021 05:18:31 +0000
Subject: Freedom of Information request - National Commissioner - background information
From: Alan ASHMORE <>
To: FOI requests at Defence <>

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Dear Department of Defence,


On 5 February 2020 the Prime Minister announced the Government, instead of calling a Royal Commission into Veteran Suicide would appoint a National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention to inquire into suicides of serving and former ADF members.

At that press conference then Defence Minister Lynda Reynolds thanked, “the officials of Defence and DVA for their expertise, dedication and passion for developing this policy over the summer months.”


I am seeking all documents including the initial brief/direction, and all aspects of the development of this policy by the Defence Department up to and including 4 February 2020.

Documentation to include every document/s including internal emails and minutes of meeting/s pertaining to the development of this policy.

Yours faithfully,



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