We think you are in Victoria. If not please click 'Change'

In your state, you are required to confirm you wish to access this information. Please enter 'QLD' or 'WA' in the field below to continue.

No thanks

Australian Defence Force Continue to Collaborate to Assist Survivors

Abuse survivors

Shine Lawyers is continuing to assist survivors of sexual and physical abuse suffered during their service with the Australian Defence Force.

A Shine Lawyers Abuse Law representative has predicted more survivors to come forward and hopes the Australian Defence Force will continue to handle these cases with a collaborative approach.

Speaking to ABC News 24, the spokesman explained that the survivors are looking for four things, “the acknowledgement, the apology, the assurance that steps are in place that it won’t happen again. And finally they’re looking for some form of assistance, whether it be in relation to counselling assistance and ongoing counselling assistance, or whether it be in relation to compensation.”

The Australian Defence Force is currently dealing with 105 compensation claims for physical and sexual abuse. Of these claims, gang rape, sexual harassment and bullying are among them, with some of these claims stretching back more than half a century ago.

The Shine representative noted that it needs to be acknowledged that the Australian Defence Force and the Australian Government are to be commended for their handling of these claims, trying to process them as efficiently and collaboratively as possible in order to bring not only a quick but a meaningful resolution for the survivors.

For more information about survivors rights, visit our Abuse Law page here. 

 

Written by Shine Lawyers on . Last modified: August 18, 2017.

Join the discussion

Share this article:

There are 0 comments. Be the first!

TGA’s mesh ban welcomed but needs to go further

Mesh victims and participants in the Shine Lawyers Johnson & Johnson mesh class action have welcomed news that the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) will ban the use of vaginal mesh implants for pelvic prolapse in Australia after finding that the risks outweigh the benefits. The TGA announced the decision following a review of clinical evidence […]

Read more

Leadership during change

Leading a business during any time of change is challenging. However, the reality is that change can elevate a business to excellence if chaos is avoided. When Steve Jobs returned to Apple, he had a vision to change the business, change our attitude and change our needs towards personal computing. Undoubtedly, he was confronted with […]

Read more

Erin Explains: Who’s handling my case?

If you find legal jargon hard to understand, you’re not alone. Legal dialogue is highly specialised and sometimes, it just sounds like gibberish. At Shine Lawyers, we speak your language. We’ll explain your case plain and simple – no unnecessary jargon needed. If you’re bringing a legal claim, one question that might be on your […]

Read more

Shine Lawyers recognised in Doyles Guide 2017

At Shine Lawyers, we pride ourselves on the expertise and ability of our dedicated legal teams. Through their devotion and hardwork, we’re able to achieve justice and results for our clients. We’d like to acknowledge and congratulate the following members of the Shine family who have been recently recognised for the provision of exemplary legal […]

Read more

Call Us Now

Our friendly consultants are available to talk Monday to Friday, 8:15am to 6:00pm AEST.

1800 618 851

Live Chat

Chat with Shine Lawyers through the livechat system without leaving your computer. No downloading, completely private and best of all - its easy to use.

Start a live chat now

Enquire Now

Enquire now