On 27 March 2014, the Senate referred the following matter to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References committee for inquiry and report.
In terms of setting expectations, the committee emphasises that it is not in a position to resolve individual disputes or settle complaints about alleged abuse in Defence. As the terms of reference of the inquiry indicate, the committee's focus is on the processes established to manage and respond to such allegations. Please note that all documents sent to the inquiry become committee documents on receipt, and are only made public following a decision of the committee. Material which is not relevant to the inquiry’s terms of reference or which reflects adversely on others may not be accepted or published by the committee. If you have any questions about your submission please contact the committee secretariat.
The closing date for submissions is 2 June 2014. On 27 August 2014, the Senate agreed to extend the reporting date to 30 October 2014.