I was held down whilst one of them put his penis…In February, Victorian premier Denis Napthine locked the door and threw away the key for Hoddle Street mass killer Julian Knight.
That person is now a senior officer in the ADF.” His case was not investigated until years later, either.
It was swept under the rug, just as “Kate”’s might have been, had she not broken the rules and gone public.
The scandal revolved around an incident in March last year, in which consensual sex between two cadets was broadcast via Skype without a female cadet’s knowledge.
Two male cadets who were involved are currently facing criminal proceedings.
When “Kate” complained to her superiors, her case was ignored, so she went public.
She was then disciplined for breaking the Academy’s rules about fraternizing, and the rule about talking to the press.
Another report by law firm DLA Piper recommends further investigation into 775 claims of abuse within the defence force since 1951.
The Conversation spoke with Flinders University’s Ben Wadham about the reviews, and what this means for Smith as defence minister.
Peter Sinclair, a former NSW governor and senior naval officer, told the commission sailors have been conducting initiation ceremonies for centuries, but that: He conceded, though, that initiations can get “out of control”.
Initiations occur across history and cultures, almost always among groups of young men.
Four trainee officers involved in the group – called Love Of My Life – have been allowed to return to active duty at ADFA after an internal investigation found them to be guilty of “service offences”, the Star Observer can reveal.