‘Veterans always deserve the best and we should give them that’: Keogh

Veterans Affairs Minister Matt Keogh says veterans always deserve the best and the government should give it to them.

The minister’s comments come after an interim report on defense suicide was published, with 13 recommendations in the report.

“If there have been failures in the way the defense has worked and failures in the way the Department of Veterans Affairs has worked, I am deeply sorry,” he said.

“The Department of Veterans Affairs, for which I am directly responsible, is an agency that is there to support veterans, and if it has not been doing its job, as a government, we are sorry.

“To the people who have felt that they have not received the treatment they deserve, I apologize for that.”

You can call Open Arms on 1800 011 046

The Defense Family Helpline on 1800 624 608

Or contact LifeLine by calling 13 11 14

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