Decades of sexual abuse in Australia's armed forces
Wed, 11 Jul 2012 9:44a.m.
A damning report has been released outlining decades of sexual abuse claims within Australia's armed forces.
The Defence Minister, Stephen Smith, says there is evidence of a systemic failure to respond to complaints - military commanders have been turning a blind eye.
The Australian government is now considering a Royal Commission.
The 1,500-page report compiled by law firm DLA Piper looked at just under 850 allegations dating back to 1951.
It also documents 24 allegations of rape on female cadets from the late 1990s that do not appear to have gone to trial.
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