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Welcome to the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce

The Taskforce was established to assess and respond to individual cases of sexual and other abuse in Defence occurring before 11 April 2011.

The deadline for making a complaint to the Taskforce has now passed. If you missed the cut-off date, you can no longer register a complaint with the Taskforce. Information about the other ways you might be able to obtain assistance can be found on the Frequently asked questions page of this website.

The Taskforce’s current Terms of Reference are available on the About us page of this website. The Terms of Reference set out several deadlines for the delivery of outcomes offered by the Taskforce as its work is coming to an end.

Messages from the Chair of the Taskforce

On 2 September 2015, the Chair of the Taskforce, Robert Cornall AO, released a message from the Chair relating to the completion of Elizabeth Broderick’s term as Sex Discrimination Commissioner:

Previous messages from the Chair of the Taskforce are available for download below:

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  • Register allegations of sexual abuse at ADFA by 15 September 2015
    Women who experienced sexual abuse at the Australian Defence Force Academy during the period 1991 and 1998 have until 15 September 2015 to make a complaint to the Taskforce. To register a complaint falling within this category, please see the Contact us page of this website.
  • Report on progress, operations and future structure released
    On 30 July 2015, the Taskforce released its Report on progress, operations and future structure. A copy of this Report can be found on the Reports page of this website.