Study into male experiences of sexual offence in Defence

2015 05 25 Support

A new study has been launched to identify how sexual offences and sexual harassment impacts men in Defence.

The project is being conducted by Griffith University and UNSW and is funded by Defence.

The researchers would like to interview current serving (or recently ex-serving) male ADF members who have experienced sexual offences or unwanted sexualised behaviours during their service.

Defence hopes that the information gathered in the study will improve services for men, improve Defence's response to disclosures from men, and refine prevention education.

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IDAHOT Day 2017

2017 05 17 IDAHOT

IDAHOT Day – the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, is an opportunity to recognise the sexual orientation, intersex and gender identity diversity in our teams and in our lives.

On 17 May 1990, the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from its list of mental health disorders.

There are many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people who are contributing to Defence across all groups and services.

Read more: IDAHOT Day 2017

Ombudsman opens up a new avenue for members to report abuse

2017 05 04 Ombudsman

Members of Defence can now use the Defence Force Ombudsman to report sexual abuse, serious physical abuse and serious bullying and harassment within Defence.

On 1 December 2016, the Defence Force Ombudsman commenced its new function of receiving reports of serious abuse from serving and former Defence members and civilians deployed on operations overseas.

Read more: Ombudsman opens up a new avenue for members to report abuse

Honouring all our diggers: why we lay rainbow wreaths

2017 04 24 BushRainbow

On Anzac Day, Australians honour the sacrifice of all those who have served to defend the country in war and peace. It is a special day on the Australian calendar where everyone has the opportunity to honour and remember a person, a unit or any group of people who served their country.

Anzac commemorations have evolved over the past hundred years, reflecting the changing nature of Australian society. The post-Vietnam era, in particular, has seen those attending events embrace multiculturalism, with different communities within Australia developing their own traditions and practices to honour their families’ and friends’ contributions to our nation.

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Commemorating all who sacficed and those who served in silence

2014 04 24 WreathCamweb

DEFGLIS will place rainbow wreaths at cenotaphs across Australia this ANZAC Day, to remember those who served in silence alongside their brothers- and sisters-in-arms.

As the association representing LGBTI service personnel and their families, DEFGLIS lays rainbow wreaths on Anzac Day to pay respects to all who served, past and present, and to honour with pride the LGBTI service personnel among them.

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Study into male experiences of sexual offence in Defence

A new study has been launched to identify how sexual offences and sexual harassment impacts men in Defence. The project is being conducted by Griffith University and UNSW and is funded...

Read more

IDAHOT Day 2017

IDAHOT Day – the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, is an opportunity to recognise the sexual orientation, intersex and gender identity diversity in our teams and in our lives. On...

Read more

Ombudsman opens up a new avenue for members to report abuse

Members of Defence can now use the Defence Force Ombudsman to report sexual abuse, serious physical abuse and serious bullying and harassment within Defence. On 1 December 2016, the Defence Force...

Read more

Honouring all our diggers: why we lay rainbow wreaths

On Anzac Day, Australians honour the sacrifice of all those who have served to defend the country in war and peace. It is a special day on the Australian calendar...

Read more