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Author Australia. Parliament. Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence, and Trade.

Title Rough justice? : an investigation into allegations of brutality in the army's parachute battalion / Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
Published Canberra : Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, [2001]


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Description xvi, 78 pages ; 25 cm
Series Parliamentary paper / the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, 0727-4181 ; no. 69 of 2001
Parliamentary paper (Australia. Parliament) ; 2001, no. 69
Contents Membership of the Committee - 39th Parliament -- Membership of the Defence Sub-Committee - 39th Parliament -- Terms of reference -- List of abbreviations -- 1. Background - the 3 RAR Allegations -- Introduction -- Background to the inquiry -- The Allegations -- The Evidence -- The Report Structure and Constraints -- 2. The Organisation and Culture -- Introduction -- The Organisation -- The Army Battalion -- The Chain of Command and Rank Structure -- Key Appointments and Responsibilities -- The Culture -- The Military Justice System -- The Discipline Officer Summary Authorities -- The Equity System -- 3. The Evidence -- Introduction -- Evidence Relevant to the 3 RAR Allegations -- Extra-judicial Discipline Procedures -- Illegal punishments (bashings and bastardisation) -- The Use of Intimidation -- Complicity of Key Appointments -- Prevalence -- Evidence Relevant to the ADF Inquiry Process -- Obfuscation by the Department -- Apparent Secrecy in the Inquiry Process -- The Speed of the Inquiry Process -- Evide
Summary The Committee's terms of reference are: that the Committee examine the 1998-1999, and, on its release, the 1999-2000 Annual reports of the Department of Defence and refer this matter to the Defence Sub-Committee
Analysis 3RAR (Army Unit)
Australian Army
Federal issue
Military law
Ministerial responsibility
Notes "April 2001"
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Also available on the Internet at:
Commonwealth of Australia 2001
Subject Australia. Australian Army. Royal Australian Regiment. Battalion, 3rd.
Australia. Australian Army. Parachute Battalion, 3rd. -- Complaints against
Bullying in the workplace.
Courts-martial and courts of inquiry -- Australia.
Justice, Administration of -- Australia.
Military discipline -- Australia.
Military law -- Australia.
Military offenses -- Australia.
Soldiers -- Violence against.
Violence in the workplace.
Author Ferguson, Albert B.
MacGibbon, David.
Australia. Parliament.
ISBN 0642366403
Other Titles Investigation into allegations of brutality in the Army's Parachute Battalion