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About Defence and Veterans Legal Service (easy English)

Published date: 07 July 2022 | Resource type: Fact sheet
This easy English guide is about the Defence and Veterans Legal Service. It is written in easy English (information written in an easy to read way) making it suitable for people with low literacy or for whom English is not their first language.

Have you been called to be a witness at a public hearing?

Published date: 28 October 2021 | Resource type: Fact sheet
A witness is a person who will speak about their experience at a public hearing. This factsheet explains what will happen and your rights when you are called to be a witness for the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide.

What are the Royal Commission’s Terms of Reference?

Published date: 24 March 2022 | Resource type: Fact sheet
The terms of reference directs a Royal Commission on the matters that they are to inquire into. This factsheet explains this Royal Commission’s terms of reference, what is relevant to their inquiry, and how you can use them in a submission

What happens after a private session?

Published date: 28 October 2021 | Resource type: Fact sheet
A private session is a confidential meeting between you and a Commissioner from the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide. This fact sheet is about what happens to your information after you share it in a private session.

How am I protected if I receive a notice to produce?

Published date: 28 October 2021 | Resource type: Fact sheet
A notice to produce is a legal document that requires you to give the requested information or documents to the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide. This fact sheet is about what it means if you get a notice to produce, and the legal protections it gives you.

Do you want to name a person or organisation?

Published date: 20 December 2021 | Resource type: Brochure
Do you want to name a person or organisation to the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide? This factsheet will help you understand the law and your options if choose to name names in your submission or private session.

Making a submission to the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide

Published date: 27 October 2021 | Resource type: Fact sheet
One way to share your story with the Royal Commission is by making a submission. A submission is a statement to the Royal Commission outlining your experiences and sharing information, ideas and recommendations for change. This resource offers more information about the submission process and tips and ideas for preparing a submission.

How am I protected in a private session?

Published date: 28 October 2021 | Resource type: Fact sheet
A private session is a confidential meeting between you and a Commissioner from the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide. This fact sheet is about what legal protections a private session gives you.

Australian Veteran Centre Expo

Published date: 14 March 2022 | Resource type: Video
A recording of Rachael Vincent, A/Senior Solicitor, Defence and Veterans Legal Service and Nicholas Warren, Community Engagement Officer, Defence and Veterans Legal Service explaining the Defence and Veterans Legal Service for the Australian Veteran Centre Expo.