Ongoing commission into veteran suicide begins (content warning)

February 05, 2020

This past Saturday marked a year since David Finney died. Dave was proud of his military service. And he also spoke honestly and candidly about the costs and sacrifices of serving. His medals weren't free.

His mum Julie-Ann has been campaigning tirelessly and fearlessly for a Royal Commission into veteran suicide ever since.

I was the first politician she ever spoke to. Since then, she's met and argued the case with federal politicians, over and over again.

She is the most determined person I have ever met.

Today the Prime Minister has announced an ongoing commission into veteran suicide - starting immediately.

This means so much to so many.

Read more via The Canberra Times here.

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