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.