If you are intending or even just thinking of lodging a claim under the Defence Reparations Scheme, please be aware that payments under this scheme will end for newly reported cases at midnight 30 June 2022. To remain eligible for a reparation payment, you must contact the Ombudsman’s Office by 30 June 2022 and either:
- submit a report of the abuse you experienced in Defence
- provide written notification that you intend to submit a report of abuse, which you must then submit by 30 June 2023.
For more information see https://www.ombudsman.gov.au/How-we-can-help/australian-defence-force/reporting-abuse-in-defence
Pete McCann has repeated his offer from January 2019 to provide assistance to anyone who is considering making an application. However, due to the sensitive and confidential nature of his submission, that understandably won’t be made publicly available.