Senator Jacqui Lambie demands a Royal Commission into veteran suicides
Loved ones of veterans who have committed suicide are desperately calling for a Royal Commission into the national crisis.
Senator Jacqui Lambie told Jim Wilson the system has been failing veterans for a “very, very long time” and she’s getting “really frustrated” that nothing is getting done about it.
“The fact is the PM would rather do nothing than swallow his pride and call a Royal Commission.
“He needs to call this Royal Commission … this is an absolute disaster.”
Senator Lambie said veterans who are crying out for help are being ignored.
“These people like myself and many others who have actually … spent many years fighting the department and actually tried to take our lives;
“They’re not putting us on the table mate, they’re not listening to us, this is the problem.
“They’re on their last legs … I can actually taste that Royal Commission … the only thing standing in it’s way is that Prime Minister.”
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