Child sexual abuse in the Australian Defence Force Cadets

22 February 2016

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse would like anyone who has information regarding child sexual abuse within the Australian Defence Force Cadets to contact the Royal Commission. 

Royal Commission CEO Philip Reed said the Royal Commission is tasked with investigating how institutions, including government agencies, have responded to allegations and incidents of child sexual abuse.  
“If you were sexually abused as a member of the Australian Defence Force Cadets when you were a child, the Royal Commission would like to hear from you,” he said. 

Mr Reed confirmed that the identity of anyone who provides information will be protected and will be kept confidential.  

At this stage, no public hearing into the Australian Defence Force has been announced. If a hearing is announced at a later date, victims of child sexual abuse will not be compelled to give evidence if they do not wish to. 

You can contact the Royal Commission via phone: 1800 099 340, email: solicitor [at] or mail: GPO Box 5283, Sydney NSW 2001. 

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