DEFENCE LIVES MATTER

Survivors, lawyers and experts are calling for the abolishment of internal ADF reporting, investigation, and rulings on all assault ­complaints.

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Former Navy chaplain Melissa Baker, who was viciously sexually assaulted by a sailor, is demanding change.

Picture: Sam Ruttyn

Grace Tosic, a sexual assault case manager, has spoken to many victims sexual assault in Defence. Picture Martin Ollman

Grace Tosic, military sexual trauma case manager at GAP Veteran and Legal Services, sits with victims every day hearing their harrowing stories. “Our clients all had careers ahead of them in Defence which were all cut short when they dared report the abuse to their chains of command,” she said. “They were all retraumatised when the ­organisation they trusted and which owed them a duty of care failed them when they most needed support.’ (Read the FULL article)

Website: www.gaplegal.com.au

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SURVIVORS FIND THEIR VOICES WITH US

Deborah Morris

Deborah Morris

Former navy trainee Deborah Morris speaks out publicly about allegations she was raped by her training officer in 2002. Picture: Tara Croser

Danielle Wilson

Danielle Wilson

The stress and anxiety of being assaulted in the Navy made Danielle Wilson suicidal. Picture: Sam Ruttyn

Narelle Wilson

Narelle Wilson

Narelle Wilson was destined to be one of the first women to sail the seas onboard an Australian Navy vessel until an “atrocious” sexual assault crippled her resolve and destroyed her career.

Melissa Baker

Melissa Baker

Former Navy chaplain Melissa Baker, who was viciously sexually assaulted by a sailor, is demanding change. Picture: Sam Ruttyn

Erin Brown

Erin Brown

Erin Brown says she was raped three times during her time in the Navy. Picture: Evan Morgan

Jennifer

Jennifer

Australian Navy sailor Jennifer*, who was drugged and violently raped while on exchange voyage with the New Zealand Navy.

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Human Rights Law Advocate

"The endless bureaucratic barriers that survivors encounter often makes their journey towards healing impossible, hence the high incidences of suicide risk and self-harm, which are likely far higher than what’s reported”

- Human Rights Law Advocate Dr Kay Danes OAM 

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Human Rights for All
GAP VETERAN & LEGAL SERVICES

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Glenn Kolomeitz   |  Dr Kay Danes OAM  |   Doug Grierson  |  Bronwyn Dawson  | Grace Tosic

GAP Veteran & Legal Services Pty. Ltd.
ABN: 35 649 353 471
Website: www.gaplegal.com.au

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Postal Address: PO Box 222 Fyshwick, ACT 2609
Phone: +61 2 6239 3066