More than 1600 Defence Force abuse complaints reported to Commonwealth Ombudsman

By Elliot Williams
Updated April 14 2021 - 2:27pm, first published July 13 2020 - 7:00am
The Commonwealth Ombudsman has called for changes to the Australian Defence Force's recruit training to address abuse complaints. Picture: Department of Defence

The Commonwealth Ombudsman has received more than 1600 reports of abuse in the Australian Defence Force in the past four years, despite an overhaul of behaviour training for recruits.



Elliot Williams

Canberra Times journalist

I've been a reporter with The Canberra Times since 2017 and as a proud Canberran it's been an honour to tell the stories of my hometown. I'm currently reporting on the public service and examining the ins and outs of a very important part of our city. Email: