Submissions for public hearing into Australian Defence Force published

9 December 2016

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has published the written submissions for the public hearing into the Australian Defence Force (ADF) today.

The public hearing was held in Sydney in June and August this year.

The hearing inquired into the experiences of survivors of child sexual abuse of the following institutions operated by the ADF:

  1. HMAS Leeuwin in the period 1960 to 1980
  2. The Army Apprentice School Balcombe in the period 1970 to 1980, and
  3. ADF Cadets in the period 2000 to present.

The hearing also examined the systems, policies, practices and procedures of the ADF and the ADF Cadets to prevent child sexual abuse, and raising and responding to concerns and complaints about child sexual abuse, in the above listed institutions.

Read the submissions.

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