Scott Morrison bows to pressure to launch royal commission into defence and veteran suicides

Scott Morrison bows to pressure to launch royal commission into defence and veteran suicides

The Guardian

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When asked about previous resistance to Australian defence force inquiry, PM says: ‘I just want to get things done’

Scott Morrison has bowed to mounting political pressure by launching a royal commission into suicide among Australian defence force members and veterans.

The prime minister told reporters in Sydney on Monday he had listened to veterans who argued that the government’s previous proposal did not go far enough, and he was “pragmatic to get the right outcomes”.

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