Defence abuse survivors have renewed hope following the Commonwealth Ombudsman’s announcement of a new reparations scheme.
For survivors this new, less restrictive scheme represents a second chance at reparations and recognition for abuse suffered while serving their country, and follows the 2016 closure of the Defence Abuse...
Governments are failing to take coordinated action in areas of law which touch the most vulnerable people in our society, argues TGB managing partner Morry Bailes in his latest column for InDaily.
Read the full column here.
TGB Military Compensation Lawyer, Tim White, says a report into abuse at HMAS Leeuwin, released by the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce (DART), confirms that recruits were failed by the Australian Defence Force.
The DART inquiry looked into allegations of abuse at the naval base from the 1960s to the 1980s.
Mr White, who is...
Victims of alleged abuse in the Australian Defence Force have just one month to lodge their complaint or risk missing out on compensation of up to $50,000.
On 14 March 2013, Defence Minister Stephen Smith announced that the Federal Government had approved the operation of the Defence Abuse Reparation Payment Scheme, writes military compensation lawyer, Tim White.
Compensation claims for victims of abuse will be assessed on a case by case basis taking into account individual circumstances...
TGB's Tim White has welcomed the federal government’s response to widespread allegations of abuse within the Australian Defence Force.
Military compensation lawyer Tim White provides an update about a pending government response into alleged abuse in the Australian Defence Force.
On 14 June 2012, Defence Minister Stephen Smith released the Executive Summary of Volume One of the report into allegations of sexual and other abuse in the ADF. Just under a month...
TGB Partner Tim White looks at the options ahead for victims of alleged abuse within the Australian Defence Force, and the compensation process.
TGB Military Compensation lawyer, Tim White, says alleged abuse within the Australian military is likely to take an enormous psychological toll on victims.
Mr White, a partner at Tindall Gask Bentley law firm, said her firm had assisted a number of military personnel whose experiences within the Defence Force had resulted in...