IGADF Own-Initiative Inquiry report

The Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force (IGADF) is a statutory office holder appointed by the Minister for Defence and is independent of the ADF chain-of-command.

IGADF initiated an inquiry into the implementation of military justice arrangements for dealing with sexual misconduct in the ADF in July 2021. Professor Pru Goward was appointed to conduct the inquiry.

The IGADF report was issued in December 2021, with 22 findings and 13 recommendations.

The insights, analysis and recommendations provided in the report are an important contribution to understanding the complex issues of sexual misconduct and refining Defence’s response initiatives.

Defence is reviewing the report and recommendations.


IGADF Own-Initiative Inquiry Report (PDF, 2.69 MB) Terms of Reference (PDF, 258 KB)