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Misconduct including Abuse

Guidance, Support and/or Report

Misconduct including Abuse

On this page are some avenues to provide information, or to seek guidance and support if you are aware of misconduct related to Defence.

Public Interest
Disclosure

 
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Contact


Website: Public Interest Disclosure
Call: 1800 673 502
Call (international): +61 2 6266 2433
Email: Defence PID
 
 

Description


Matters that are of public interest (including suspected misconduct by Defence public officials).
 
 
 

Military
Incident

 
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Contact


  Website: Joint Military Police Unit
Call: 1300 233 471
Email: Military Police Unit
 
 
 

Description


Breach of military discipline including a criminal offence committed by an ADF member and offences under the DFDA.
 
 
 

Sexual Misconduct
Support and Guidance

 
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Contact


Website: SeMPRO
Call: 1800 736 776 (1800SeMPRO)
Call (international): +61 2 6127 1759
Text local: 0429 600 800
Text (international): +61 429 600 800
Email: SeMPRO

Description


Available 24/7, SeMPRO provides advice, support and confidential services to all current and former Defence personnel (including their families) who have been impacted by sexual misconduct.
 
 

Defence Force
Ombudsman

 
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Contact


Website: Defence Force Ombudsman
Call: 1300 362 072
Call (international): +61 2 6276 0111
 
 
 

Description


The Commonwealth Ombudsman is also the Defence Force Ombudsman. The Ombudsman offers an independent complaints mechanism for serving and former Defence members. We are external to Defence.
 

Military
Justice

 
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Contact


Website: Military Justice
 
 
 
 
 

Description


Includes: Discipline in the ADF; administrative action to support ADF policy; inquiries to establish facts relevant to operation and command of the ADF; and the provisions for review and management of complaints.
 

Complaints and
Resolution

 
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Contact


Website: Complaints and Resolution
Call: 1800 333 362
Email: Complaint Resolution
 
 
 

Description


Manages APS Review of Actions, as well as a Defence contact for the Ombudsman, the Australian Human Rights Commission, the Merit Protection Commission and the Office of the Australian Information Commission.