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Defence and Veterans Legal Service

Independent information and legal advice to serving and ex-serving veterans, as well as their families to safely share their experiences with the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide.
Defence and Veterans Legal Service
Defence and Veterans Legal Service

Defence and Veterans Legal Service

This national service provides provides independent information and legal advice to support serving and ex-serving veterans, as well as their families, carers and supporters, to safely share their experiences with the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide.

Assistance is provided in the following areas:

  • if you are taking part in the Royal Commission,
  • to describe your legal rights when sharing information with the Royal Commission, and
  • the available legal protections when sharing information with the Royal Commission

The Defence and Veterans Legal Service can talk to you about how you can:

  • share your experiences in a safe way
  • keep your experiences and participation in the Royal Commission confidential
  • overcome barriers you might face in sharing your experiences.

They can also:

  • support you to make your submission
  • support you in a private session
  • connect you with other services, like counselling, advocacy, and other legal support not related to the Royal Commission.

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