Australia military faces years of abuse inquiries

BBC News

Australia’s military faces years of inquiries into allegations of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, following an initial review by a legal firm.

The lawyers looked into more than 1,000 claims of mistreatment made by military staff going back 50 years, and found 775 “plausible allegations of abuse”.

The lawyers recommended a compensation scheme, an apology to victims and a royal commission investigation.

The review was set up following a sex scandal at a military academy in 2011.

In that incident, two cadets from the Australian Defence Force Academy were accused of secretly filming a female cadet having sex and broadcasting it on the internet.

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