Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a royal commission into veteran suicides.
A draft terms of reference will be released for consultation on Monday.
“We want this to be comprehensive,” Mr Morrison told reporters in Sydney.
The prime minister remains committed to establishing a permanent commission of inquiry into veteran suicides.
But the independent office will operate alongside a standalone inquiry.
Readers seeking support can contact Lifeline crisis support on 13 11 14, Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467 and Soldier On Australia on 1300 620 380.