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

Episode 9,   Apr 01, 2021, 06:30 AM

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.”