Report of the DLA Piper Review and the government's response

Report of the DLA Piper Review and the government's response

27 June 2013

© Commonwealth of Australia 2013
ISBN 978-1-74229-892-4

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Members of the committee (PDF 234KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 4KB)
Recommendations (PDF 65KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 27KB)

Referral of inquiry and terms of reference
Conduct of inquiry
Structure of the report
Note on references

Chapter 2 - Background to the inquiry (PDF 342KB)

Events leading to the DLA Piper Review
Defence culture reviews
The DLA Piper Review
DLA Piper Review—Volume 1
DLA Piper Review—Supplement to Volume 1
DLA Piper Review—Volume 2
Australian Government response to DLA Piper report
Parallel processes

Chapter 3 - Mechanisms to support victims of abuse in Defence (PDF 129KB)

Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Office

Chapter 4 - Reparation and compensation (PDF 174KB)

Compensation issues

Chapter 5 - Processes for responding to allegations of abuse (PDF 211KB)

Processes for responding to allegations of abuse
A dedicated victims' advocacy service
Systemic and cultural issues in reporting abuse
Data and information collection

Chapter 6 - Other matters (PDF 112KB)

Delay in government response and communication with victims of abuse
The definition of 'abuse' and 'out of scope' claims
Conflicts of interest and/or perceptions of bias
Access to Volume 2 of the DLA Piper Review report and response to individual allegations
Response to systemic issues in the DLA Piper Review

Chapter 7 - Conclusion and recommendations (PDF 276KB)

Apologies to victims of abuse
Access to Volume 2 of the DLA Piper Review report
Systemic issues
Processes for responding to complaints of abuse
Defence Abuse Response Taskforce
Advocacy services for victims
Conflicts of interest
Recent reports of unacceptable behaviour
Parliamentary oversight and review

Additional comments by Senator Nick Xenophon (PDF 149KB)

The DLA Piper Review
The Defence Abuse Response Taskforce

Appendix 1 - Public submissions (PDF 5KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 56KB)
Appendix 3 - Additional information, tabled documents, and answers to questions on notice (PDF 6KB)
Appendix 4 - Terms of reference of the DLA Piper Review (PDF 77KB)
Appendix 5 - Combined recommendations, findings and issues of the DLA Piper Review (PDF 191KB)
Appendix 6 - Government Response to DLA Piper Recommendations (PDF 243KB)

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