IGADF is a statutory appointment outside the chain of command who independently monitors and assesses the health and effectiveness of the military justice system. The IGADF provides an avenue by which failures of military justice may be exposed, examined and any injustice remedied. Primary functions include: • a means for reviewing the performance of the ADF military justice system independent of the ordinary chain of command, including the conduct of internal audits of ADF units, ships and establishments, • a means for conducting inquiries into or to investigate matters concerning the military justice system, including inquiries or investigations into the professional conduct of Service Police, • independent oversight, review and coordination of complaints made under the Redress of Grievance process, • a means for conducting inquiries into or to investigate the death or serious injury of ADF members either in Australia or overseas, where the death or serious injury appears to have arisen out of, or in the course of, the member’s Defence service, • an avenue for the Minister or CDF to conduct inquiries into or investigate any matter concerning the ADF, • advice on matters concerning the military justice system, including making recommendations for improvement, and • an avenue to promote military justice values across the ADF.

Further information

  • Postal Address

    PO Box 7924, Canberra BC, ACT 2610

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