ADF domestic violence response in question

AMONG the motivational signs around Fort Zinderneuf, (‘Abandon hope all ye who enter here’, ‘The floggings will continue until morale improves’) one topic is taboo.

The words of the eminent public service mandarin Sir Humprey Appleby should be engraved in the stone in Blamey Square.

“A basic rule of government is never look into anything you don’t have to, and never set up an inquiry unless you know in advance what its findings will be”.

A report commissioned by the Department of Veterans Affairs allegedly found rates of partner violence ‘were elevated’ among current and former ADF members, relative to non-military populations.

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