LISTEN NOW: JOHNNY MERCER MP

Johnny Mercer, Minister for Defence People and Veterans, discusses support for Commonwealth veterans, suicide and finding politics a challenge.

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.”

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