Military & Institutional Abuse

Have you experienced serious abuse when serving as a member of the military or sexual abuse as a child when living in an institution? In either case, you may be entitled to compensation and/or a reparation payment for your suffering.

Institutional abuse

If you experienced sexual abuse as a child, you may be entitled to compensation through the National Redress Scheme or a Civil Action.
*Due to local restrictions, we can’t show certain information about our legal services in Queensland. For QLD specific information please visit our page on military compensation law to access relevant information.

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Military abuse

Damages may be sought by commencing a claim against the Australian Defence Force for pain and suffering, financial losses and medical expenses caused as a result of serious abuse.

A reparation payment may be sought first by lodging a complaint of serious abuse with the Commonwealth Ombudsman. Once lodged, the Ombudsman may then decide to make an award of financial reparation.

What is serious abuse?
Am I eligible for a damages payment?
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How long do I have to make a military abuse claim?
How much will it cost to submit my military abuse claim?
How do I make a military abuse claim?
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