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Inquiry Reports

A CDF Commission of Inquiry, Board of Inquiry or Inquiry Officer Inquiry provides a report containing its findings, and any recommendations arising from those findings, to the Chief of the Defence Force or other Appointing Authority.


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2014

20 May 2014
Commission of Inquiry Report into the death of Private Jacob Lee Lazarus on 19 January 2011 [PDF 9.69 MB]

11 April 2014
Inquiry Officers Report into an Afghan Child Sustaining a Gunshot Wound in Uruzgan Province on 1 May 2012 [PDF 302 KB]

7 March 2014
IOI report into the death of CPL Baird [PDF 1.35 MB]


2013

19 December 2013
Inquiry Officer Inquiry Report into the death of CPL Scott James Smith in Afghanistan on 21 October 2012 [230 KB]

25 September 2013
Inquiry Officer's Report into the facts and circumstances surrounding a shooting incident in Afghanistan that resulted in the deaths of LCPL S. Milosevic, SPR J.T. Martin and PTE R.H.F Poate and injuries to other Australian soldiers on or about 29 Aug 12 [890KB]

16 May 2013
Inquiry Officer Report into civilian casualty incident involving SOTG on 27 March 2011 in the vicinity of Afghanistan [368KB]


2012

23 November 2012
DSTO Cultural Compatibility Study [30KB]

Inquiry Report Into Green on Blue Incidents 29 Oct and 08 Nov 11 [1.71MB]

Report of an inquiry officer into the shooting death of an afghan local national in Tarin Kot [1.31MB]

30 June 2012
Status Report on the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency Review [13KB]

29 June 2012
IOI Report into the facts and circumstances associated with an incident that resulted in the death of Lance Corporal Andrew Gordon Jones [PDF-1.84MB]

7 March 2012
Report of the review of allegations of sexual and other abuse in Defence (Volume 1 extracts)

Reviews of Defence and ADF Culture

9 February 2012:
HMAS Success Commission of Inquiry - Part 3

8 February 2012:
Inquiry into allegations of inappropriate vetting practices in the Defence Security Authority and Related Matters - Executive Summary and Recommendations

8 February 2012:
Inquiry into allegations of inappropriate vetting practices in the Defence Security Authority and Related Matters - Secretary for Defence's letter and initial steps taken

2 February 2012:
IOI Report into the Death of Lance Corporal MacKinney [PDF-2.67 MB]


2011

26 October 2011:
IO Report into the death of Private Bewes [PDF-2.0 MB]

14 October 2011:
IOI Report into the death of Private Aplin_Private Chuck and Private Palmer [PDF-1.56 MB]

30 September 2011:
Commission of Inquiry into the death of Squadron Leader Adam Hughes CSC [PDF-7986 KB]

12 July 2011:
Commission of Inquiry into the death of Chief Petty Office Naval Police Coxswain Russell Bruce Renne [PDF-586 KB]

7 July 2011:
HMAS Success Commission of Inquiry - Part 2

13 May 2011:
CDF - COI into the death of Private E A McBride (for release) [PDF - 1.2MB]
COI into death of Private S A Wilson (for release) [PDF - 385Kb]

22 February 2011:
HMAS Success Commission of Inquiry - Part 1

7 February 2011:
Inquiry Officer's Report into the death of Trooper Jason Brown in Afghanistan on 13 August 2010 [PDF-560 KB]


2010

02 December 2010:
Defence (Inquiry) Regulations Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Death of Private Benjamin Edward Pape [PDF-1.82 MB]

26 November 2010:
Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Death of Corporal Jordan Leigh Talay Number 3 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force on 15 January 2008 [PDF-26.2 MB]

16 September 2010:
Inquiry Officers Report into the Death of Sergeant Brett Till in Afghanistan on 19th March 2010 [PDF-10.0 MB]

28 June 2010:
Report of an Inquiry Officer into the Shooting of two Afghan National Policemen, 11 August 2009 [PDF-93 KB]

11 March 2010:
HMAS Success Commission of Inquiry Terms of Reference [PDF-244 KB]

25 February 2010:
Inquiry Officer's Report Into Suspected Illegal Entry Vessel 36 [PDF-4.55 MB]


2009

18 December 2009:
Report of Inquiry Officer – Possible civilian casualties from close air support strike at [REDACTED], Afghanistan on 28 April 2009 [PDF-822 KB]

18 December 2009:
Report of Inquiry Officer – Possible civilian casualties resulting from clearance of a compound at [REDACTED], Afghanistan on 2 April 2009 [PDF-48.5 KB]

17 December 2009:
Inquiry Officers Report into the death of Private B J Ranaudo in Afghanistan on 18 July 2009 [PDF-137 KB]

2 November 2009:
Inquiry Officer's Report into Matters Relating to the Force Preparation, Training, Certification and Leadership Associated with the Force Element Identified in the Inquiry Officer's Report into the Death of Lieutenant M K H Fussell [PDF-315 KB]

Inquiry Officer's Report into the Death of Lieutenant M K H Fussell in Afghanistan on 27th November 2008 [PDF-200 KB]

Review of Vice Admiral Ritchie Inquiry Report [PDF-307 KB]

Report of an Audit by 8271914 Major General J P Cantwell, AO of Special Operations Command Processes for Force Preparation and Certification [PDF-32.0 KB]

24 July 2009:
Report into the death of Corporal Hopkins [PDF-115KB]

3 July 2009:
Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Death of Corporal J R Goss Monash University Regiment Clothing Store, Whiton Street, Mount Waverly, Victoria on 31 July 2007 [PDF-1.44 MB]

28 May 2009:
Inquiry Officers Report into an allegation that an indirect fire mission by Special Operations Task Group in Afghanistan on 5 January 2009 caused a number of Unintended Civilian Casualties [PDF-497 KB]

7 May 2009:
Inquiry Officer's Report into the death of Private Gregory Michael Sher in Afghanistan on 4 January 2009 [PDF-117 KB]

16 February 2009:
Commission of Inquiry Report concerning the deaths of Sergeant Craig Martyn Linacre, Corporal Michael Anthony McAvoy and Corporal David Graham O'Neill ("Swan Island COI Report") [PDF-3.92 MB]

12 February 2009:
Commission of Inquiry Report into the death of Private Ashley Baker [PDF-2.36 MB]


2008

4 December 2008:
Commission of Inquiry Report into the death of Captain Andrew Arvi Paljakka [PDF-1.95 MB]

1 December 2008:
Commission of Inquiry Report into the death of Major Thomas McKerron, ARA [PDF-5.96 MB]

9 October 2008:
Inquiry Officer's Report into the death of Signaller S P McCarthy in Afghanistan on 8 July 08 [PDF-425 KB]

29 August 2008:
Inquiry Officer's Report into the death of Lance Corporal Jason Paul Marks and the Wounding of Australian Soldiers in Afghanistan on 27 April 2008 [PDF - 628 KB]

Inquiry Officer's Report into the detention of local nationals on 29-30 April 2008 in Oruzgan Province, Afghanistan [PDF - 1.08 MB]

14 July 2008:
Board of Inquiry Report into the Crash of Black Hawk 221 [PDF-26.04 MB]

17 June 2008:
Board of Inquiry Report into the death of Captain Paul Lawton [PDF-3.63 MB]

12 May 2008:
Inquiry Officer's Report into the death of Private L J Worsley In AFG on 23 Nov 07 [PDF-341 KB]

Inquiry Officer's Report into the death of Sergeant Locke in Afghanistan on 25 Oct 07 [PDF-563 KB]

Inquiry Officer's Report into the death of Trooper Pearce And Injury to Another ADF Member in Afghanistan on 8 Oct 07 [PDF-436 KB]

Inquiry Officer's Report into Collateral Damage and Allegations of Mistreatment of a Local National in Afghanistan on 23 Nov 07 [PDF-2.40 MB]


2007

21 June 2007:
Board of Inquiry Report Nias Island Sea King Accident


2006

1 December 2006:
Board of Inquiry Report into the death of Private Jake Kovco [PDF-4.95 MB]


Other reports

Inquiry Report Signaller Geffrey Phillip Gregg [PDF-1.04 MB]

Inquiry Officer's Report into the death of 8299931 Private Jeremy Paul Williams Formerly RAINF Initial Employment Trainee School of Infantry [PDF - 41.6 KB]

Transcript of Proceedings - Pre-Trial Directions Hearing 29 Aug 11 [PDF - 626 KB]

MFI 1 - Protective Orders sought by the Commonwealth [PDF - 21 KB]

MFI 2 and Exhibit A - Affidavit Air Marshal Mark Donald Binskin [PDF - 311 KB]

MFI 3 - The Commonwealth's Submissions in relation to the making of Protective Orders [PDF - 404 KB]