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Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force

The Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force (IGADF) is a statutory office holder appointed by the Minister for Defence and is independent of the ADF chain-of-command. The IGADF provides:

  • a means for reviewing the performance of the ADF military justice system independent of the ordinary chain of command, including the conduct of internal audits of ADF units, ships and establishments
  • a means for conducting inquiries into or to investigate matters concerning the military justice system, including inquiries or investigations into the professional conduct of Service Police
  • independent oversight, review and coordination of complaints made under the Redress of Grievance process
  • a means for conducting inquiries into or to investigate the death or serious injury of ADF members either in Australia or overseas, where the death or serious injury appears to have arisen out of, or in the course of, the member's Defence service
  • an avenue for the Minister or CDF to conduct inquiries into or investigate any matter concerning the ADF
  • advice on matters concerning the military justice system, including making recommendations for improvement and
  • an avenue to promote military justice values across the ADF.

The IGADF is also a means by which failures of military justice may be exposed and examined so that the cause of any injustice may be remedied.

Further information on IGADF is available by phone: 1800 688 042 or email: ig.adf@defence.gov.au