#Defence Lives Matter

Calls for a Senate Inquiry into why so many serving, reserves and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel are committing suicide: is institutional abuse to blame?

The author, Kay Danes OAM, is a long-standing ADF Veteran’s Advocate and advisor to several ADF and Family Welfare Organisations. She is the wife of SAS Veteran Kerry Danes. Kay has a Masters degree in Human Rights (2015) and completed her PhD in the School of Law & Justice at Southern Cross University (April 2020).

Beware Australia’s Defence Forces: they kill.

But who are they killing more of, the enemy…or their own people?

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among serving ADF personnel and the leading cause of death among ADF reserves and ex-serving ADF personnel.

If you wish to include your case in our representations to varying Senators and appropriate third parties who may be sympathetic to this issue, then please email us. 

© Kerry Danes 2020 for #defencelivesmatter

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