Since 2001, around 41 Australian soldiers have been killed during the conflict in the Middle East”. “However, during the same time, around 600 veterans have taken their own life”.
Homelessness, family breakdowns, drug and alcohol abuse, self harm and acts of violence, physical and mental injuries all take their toll with a flow on effect cutting deep into the fabric of Australia’s society, costing the nation dearly.
These problems just won’t go away and frankly “they” don’t know how to solve them. All the while we are losing the cream of Australia’s crop in the meantime. $350 million injected into the veteran budget in 2017 didnt stop the suicides. Time to change strategy, no more fluff and bubbles, no more relying on the usual suspects to solve the problem. Time for a grassroot, practical and tangible solution. Time for SMEAC Inc.