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

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Human Rights 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 Advocate Dr Kay Danes OAM 

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Human Rights for All

“Moral Courage: When the ‘Line in the Sand’ Demands a Response”

by Nikki Coleman (2023)

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"If the ADF truly wants its members to stand up and do the right thing, I would argue that we need to be more proactive in recognising those who have shown extraordinary moral courage at great risk and cost to themselves.

Citation: Coleman, Nikki (2023) "“Moral Courage: When the ‘Line in the Sand’ Demands a Response”," The International Journal of Ethical Leadership: Vol. 10, Article 4.

Further reading: 

Tory Shepherd, (2023) "ADF leadership ‘protected’ air force chaplain’s abuser, royal commission hears," The Guardian. (here) 


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