Attached is a link to the letter from the Secretary of DVA, Liz Cosson, who has taken the unique and positive step to write to all Ex Service Organisations regarding the Australian Defence Force Afghanistan Inquiry. The inquiry is being conducted by the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force and the report is likely to be released very soon.
DVA’s focus, and the APPVA’s focus, is on the health and wellbeing of veterans and their support networks because this very sensitive matter cuts across the whole veteran and related communities.
When the report is released many of us might not proactively reach out for support; so please keep these support numbers close at hand for yourself and to assist those affected when the report is released. The Veteran Access Network on 1800 VETERAN (1800 838 327), Open Arms – Veteran & Families Counselling on 1800 011 046 and the anonymous DVA ‘Safe Zone Support’ on 1800 142 072.