Government Reports

Last updated: 
2 November 2020

Government Response to the Senate Inquiry into the use of quinoline anti-malarial drugs mefloquine and tafenoquine in the Australian Defence Force (ADF)

The Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee's report on the Inquiry into the use of quinoline anti-malarial drugs in the ADF, was tabled in Parliament on 4 December 2018. The full report is available at the Senate Inquiry website.

The Government’s response to the Senate Committee Report, was tabled by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs on 15 March 2019.

The Response is available on the Senate Inquiry website.

The Constant Battle: Suicide by Veterans — Government Response to the Senate Committee Report on Veteran Suicide

Read more about the Government Response to the Senate Committee Report on Veteran Suicide.

Joint Defence / DVA Inquiry into the facts surrounding the management of Jesse Bird's case

Read more about the reviews and reports relating to the death of Australian veteran Jesse Bird.

National Mental Health Commission (NMHC) Review of Services Available to Veterans and current Serving Members of the Australian Defence Force in Relation to the Prevention of Self-harm and Suicide (2017)

The National Mental Health Commission Review report was presented to Government on 28 March 2017. The report made 23 recommendations. The Government response to the Review was released on 30 June 2017.

Senate Reference Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Inquiry into the Mental Health of Australian Defence Force Members and Veterans (2016).

The Committee report was tabled in Parliament on 17 March 2016. The Government's response to the 25 recommendations, including eight Minority Report recommendations, was tabled on 15 September 2016.

Implementation of three recommendations (two agreed-in-principle and one agreed in part) from the Government Response to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee Report on Mental Health of Australian Defence Force Members and Veterans (2016) are outstanding.

Implementation of the other recommendations agreed by Government and requiring action has been completed.