Veterans donation - Jacqui Lambie Network

Julie-Ann’s son Dave
should be alive today

Julie-Ann’s son Dave should be alive today.

He was a veteran who asked for help and didn't get it.

In his darkest moment, he reached out to his department. To save his life. They told him to try again in six months. And now he’s gone.

Dave's story isn't unique. We’re losing a veteran every week, and this is just the ones we know of.

I want every Australian to see this video. Because it’s one thing to try and explain this issue to someone, but when they watch this, they get it straight away. This is how we cut to the core of the issue. It’s how we get a Royal Commission.

We’ve had 17 reviews in the last 17 years. And every one of them has said the same thing. There’s something broken at the heart of how we treat our veterans. It starts when they’re serving, and it carries on long after their service is over. It’s a shadow that hangs over every enlistment and it doesn’t ever, ever let go.

Our veterans served us. Now they need us to serve them.

people,
have joined me in the fight for
a Royal Commission into
Veterans Suicide.

Bureaucracy
is killing our boys

Brad Fewson served for nearly two decades.

He has a terminal brain injury, as a result of his service. Now he's paying out of pocket for his treatment. He feels like a burden on his family.

His wife is afraid to go to sleep in case something happens to him. Brad needs full-time care — from a professional. Laura isn't a professional. She's a conscript. And she's on her own.

The system failed Brad, a Royal Commission is the only way to fix it.

Jesse Bird was killed by his own government.

He was wounded by war, but broken by bureaucracy. He warned the Department of Veterans Affairs he was close to becoming a suicide statistic. They did nothing.

Jesse’s family wants a Royal Commission into veteran suicide. They don’t want the Government’s cut-rate coroner.

Jesse fought a system built to protect him. He’d want us to keep fighting.

Bureaucracy
is killing
our boys

Brad Fewson served for nearly two decades.

He has a terminal brain injury, as a result of his service. Now he's paying out of pocket for his treatment. He feels like a burden on his family.

His wife is afraid to go to sleep in case something happens to him. Brad need full-time care — from a professional. Laura isn't a professional. She's a conscript. And she's on her own.

The system failed Brad, a Royal Commission is the only way to fix it.

Jesse Bird was killed by his own government.

He was wounded by war, but broken by bureaucracy. He warned the Department of Veterans Affairs he was close to becoming a suicide statistic. They did nothing.

Jesse’s family wants a Royal Commission into veteran suicide. They don’t want the Government’s cut-rate coroner.

Jesse fought a system built to protect him. He’d want us to keep fighting.

We need a full
Royal Commission

If we’re going to get serious about veteran suicide, we need to get serious with our response to it.

Nothing less than a Royal Commission can save a life a week.

When what we need is a full Royal Commission, all we’re getting is a government-picked Commissioner.

It doesn’t have the power or authority of a Royal Commission. It doesn’t have the scope or scale of a Royal Commission. It’s got less than half the resources of a Royal Commission. All it is is another coroner, doing another review.

It’s a PR exercise that won’t save a single life. In fact, it could make things worse.

It’s a PR exercise that won’t save a single life. In fact, it could make things worse.

It’s a PR exercise that won’t save a single life. In fact, it could make things worse.

It’s a PR exercise that won’t save a single life. In fact, it could make things worse.

It’s a PR exercise that won’t save a single life. In fact, it could make things worse.

It’s a PR exercise that won’t save a single life. In fact, it could make things worse.

It’s a PR exercise that won’t save a single life. In fact, it could make things worse.

It’s a PR exercise that won’t save a single life. In fact, it could make things worse.

If every Aussie watches these videos,
we'll get a Royal Commission

If every Aussie watches these videos, we'll get a Royal Commission.

Like you, once they see this disgrace
they will demand action.

Like you, once they see this disgrace they will demand action.

Jesse Bird deserved better. It's time he got it.

Three years ago today, we gave up on Jesse Bird. We let an Afghanistan veteran die, alone, broken, bankrupt, covered in letters from his own government, saying he deserves absolutely nothing. He was wounded by war, but he was broken by bureaucracy. We shouldn't have lost him. We shouldn't let it ever happen again. Lest we forget Jesse Bird. Lest we forget. https://www.lambienetwork.com.au/jessebird

Posted by Senator Jacqui Lambie on Thursday, June 25, 2020

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PS: Hey, Jacqui here.

If you’re on the fence about whether to join this fight, I’m sorry. You’re not going to want to hear this. But I need you to pick a side.

I’m on the side of Jesse, Dave, Michael, Ian, Daniel, and next week, when the next veteran considers their own suicide, I’ll be on their side too.

Because this is about more than reviewing suicides of the past: it’s about stopping them. It’s about saving a life a week. It cannot wait.

Fences aren’t designed to be seats. If you’re going to sit on one, don’t wait too long.


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