Friday, August 30, 2019

Trend lines in Australia

Sally Whyte, writing in the Canberra Times, reports on trends in Australian military justice:
Transgressions by members of the Defence force are increasingly being sanctioned administratively instead of through the Defence Force Discipline Act, as survey results show members have little confidence in the system.

Administrative sanctions against members for offences like misuse of alcohol, civil offences, failing a fitness test and unsatisfactory conduct rose by 13 per cent between 2016-17 and 2017-18, while trials and convictions through the court martials [ouch], defence force magistrate trials and summary trials dropped 8 per cent.
The 2017-18 annual report of the ADF Inspector General can be found here.

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