28 min

Episode 9: Johnny Mercer, Minister for Defence People and Veterans General Talk

    • History

Podcast host Harry Bucknall talks to Johnny Mercer, minister for defence people and veterans. The wide-ranging interview covers the rights of Commonwealth veterans to residency after they’ve served; the ‘egregious’ experiences of servicemen and women at the hands of the Historic Investigations Unit; and the ‘huge resistance’ to talking about suicide, Mercer admits he finds politics a challenge and resolves “I’ll keep going until we do our duty by our people or someone comes along and does it better.”

Podcast host Harry Bucknall talks to Johnny Mercer, minister for defence people and veterans. The wide-ranging interview covers the rights of Commonwealth veterans to residency after they’ve served; the ‘egregious’ experiences of servicemen and women at the hands of the Historic Investigations Unit; and the ‘huge resistance’ to talking about suicide, Mercer admits he finds politics a challenge and resolves “I’ll keep going until we do our duty by our people or someone comes along and does it better.”

28 min

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