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Australian Military Bank welcomes Government action on veteran suicide

06 February 2020

Australian Military Bank welcomes Government action on veteran suicide

The Australian Military Bank has welcomed the announcement by the Government to appoint an National Independent Commissioner into veteran suicide and a separate Veteran Family Advocate.

Australian Military Bank Chair, John Brooks said today, “Australian Military Bank echoes the statement made by RSL National President Greg Melick, welcoming the announcement and confirmed that the Bank will use its strong relationship with the serving members of Defence and veterans to assist the commissioner in any way possible to curb the scourge of veteran suicide”.

He continues, “The loss of any member, or former member, of the Defence Force is tragic. Those who have been prepared to make the greatest sacrifice for our nation deserve the best care possible as they transition from service life. Veterans face many challenge as they re-assimilate into the community and we stand ready to assist where we can with this transition.

Australian Military Bank is a 60 year old member-owned Bank with national membership of nearly 60,000 and branches situated on many of Australian’s largest military bases. Brooks concludes, “We take a keen interest in this action as the rate of veteran suicide is of critical concern to our community”.

Read the RSL National press release

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