The Office of Defence Special Counsel provides legal services in relation to matters referred to it by the Defence Legal Executive. Referred matters are designated as strategic, complex and/or highly sensitive. Current referred matters are: • Legal issues associated with the Defence estate – this includes providing support to the Defence National PFAS Investigation and Management Program. • Civil claims for compensation by survivors of abuse • Support to Defence responses to the work of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The Office of Defence Special Counsel is staffed by Defence Special Counsel (SES1) and a core team of legal officers and administrative staff. Additional resources are allocated and/or sourced depending on the matters referred by the Defence Legal Executive.

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  • Postal Address

    PO Box 7911, Canberra BC ACT 2610

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