Reparation for survivors of Defence abuse

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, today announced the introduction of the Defence Reparation Scheme for survivors of Defence abuse.

All complaints of abuse in Defence made to the Defence Force Ombudsman (DFO) will now include an assessment for a reparation payment.

The DFO will now commence assessing complaints already received since their role was expanded. The Ombudsman may recommend a payment in relation to a complaint of abuse if satisfied that: