DEFENCE LIVES MATTER
Survivors, lawyers and experts are calling for the abolishment of internal ADF reporting, investigation, and rulings on all assault complaints.
Former Navy chaplain Melissa Baker, who was viciously sexually assaulted by a sailor, is demanding change.
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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)
"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
Human Rights for All
UNIFORM JUSTICE CAMPAIGN
by Cydonee Mardon (Journalist)