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Report: “Defence taskforce into sex abuse inundated with complaints”

Abuse complaints continue to plague the Australian Defence Force, even though the complaint notification period for the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce closed on May 31, 2013.

Abuse complaints continue to plague the Australian Defence Force, even though the complaint notification period for the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce closed on May 31, 2013.

The Taskforce has received 1535 new abuse complaints since November 26, 2012, bringing the total to 2410.

The Taskforce will also give priority to the “ADFA 24” issue, which relates to allegations of rape in the 1990s from a number of female cadets.

Read more in the story from News Limited.

Military compensation lawyer Tim White said victims of abuse in the Australian Defence Force who have lodged a complaint with the Taskforce should still seek independent legal advice.

“The Taskforce compensation process is complex and there is also some uncertainty as to how each complaint will be assessed, so it is important for victims to seek legal advice to ensure their full entitlements are met,” Mr White said.

“There are also other compensation options outside of the Taskforce that we may be able to assist with.”

A significant number of ADF abuse victims from around Australia have contacted Tindall Gask Bentley for advice on their compensation entitlements.

TGB is the largest plaintiff law firm in South Australia.

Get in Touch!

To discuss anything in this article, or if you believe you may be eligible for military compensation and would like help with your compensation claim,  please contact TGB partner Tim White. Tim is a member of the Royal Australian Airforce Reserves, and specialises in military compensation claims.

Tim and his team advise Defence Force members and veterans across Australia on their entitlement to military compensation.

If you need help securing your entitlements, register online here and we’ll contact you, or get in touch with Tim on 1800 730 842 or via twhite@tgb.com.au.