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Government ministers to front veterans royal commission as special forces soldiers warn of 'Canberra cover-up'

Exclusive by defence correspondent Andrew Greene

Posted Thursday 7th March at 4:41am

The defence and veterans' affairs ministers will today both give evidence under oath to a long-running inquiry into military suicides, while an organisation representing elite special forces soldiers claims it hasn't been given an opportunity to appear.

Richard Marles and Matt Keogh will take the stand on Thursday in Sydney for a public hearing of the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide (RCDVS) which is due to deliver its completed report in September.

Ahead of the ministerial appearances, the Australian Special Air Service Association (ASASA) representing SAS soldiers has expressed "extreme disappointment" that its request for a hearing has been "ignored without explanation".

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