Calls for Royal Commission into Australian Defence Force abuse

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Hundreds of teenage boys were abused while training as junior recruits in the Australian Defence Force according to the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce. The Report on abuse at HMAS Leeuwin found abuse to be much more widespread and serious than previously acknowledged, with many suffering lifelong damage. Those that support victims believe a Royal Commission specifically into abuse within the Australian Defence Force is the best way to achieve justice for survivors.

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