[This document is not about arguing whether uniformed members of the Australian
Defence Force should be Servants Of The Crown or Employees of the Commonwealth. That is a debate for another day.
Rather it is about clearing up the confusion regarding their status in law and the Plan that has arisen as a result of a misconception that uniformed members of the Australian Defence Force are employees of the Commonwealth.
They are, in return for sacrificing most of their civil rights, rights that no union in their right mind would sacrifice through an Enterprise Bargaining Agreement, members of the Australian Defence Force receive significantly greater disability coverage through Military Superannuation and the Department Of Veterans Affairs.
For those who have been abused, those rights and benefits have been stripped away in order to cover up the abuse whilst the criminal gets to keep theirs.]
Facebook: Victims of Abuse in the Australian Defence Force
Ver. 1.5 @ 17/09/2018
The status of uniformed members of the Australian Defence Force dates back to King Charles the First.
Being a uniformed member of the day is much more hazardous and dangerous than sitting in the Parliament or working in the Public Service.
They live in a hostile environment and deal with explosives, flammable liquids, and weapons that can cause injury.
The hazards that they regularly live with would not be tolerated in a civilian workplace by any self respecting occupational health and safety shop steward.
In addition, Comcare has consistently and persistently been ineffective in taking on
Defence when they make a dangerous situation worse by ignoring even their own safety rules. See Comcare v Commonwealth of Australia  FCA 1419
Then they go to war / Low Intensity Conflicts and have people shooting them and using explosive devices to kill them.
Throwing a hand grenade or sniping in the Parliament or the Federal Public Service will not get you killed.
In the Australian Defence Force , these things can and will get you seriously injured or killed.
The Parliament has acknowledged the that service in the Australian Defence Force is a young person’s profession by setting up generous and special benefits for those injured during their Australian Defence Force service through:
If only they were that lucky!
Members of the Australian Defence Force are not employees of the Commonwealth.
Their exact legal status is that of servants of the Crown – not employees.
Service in The Australian Defence Force Akin To Slavery
When you join as a servant of the Crown, you are promised the following:-
For Victims Of Abuse in the Australian Defence Force, they have been ripped off twice. They were ripped off twice in the following manner:-
For the Victim of Abuse In The Australian Defence Force, the promises made on
joining and forming part of the relationship between them and the Commonwealth are
deliberately and maliciously broken.
The problem has never has been one of having legislation and regulation to prevent the abuse.
The problem has always been one of enforcing that legislation and those regulations.
When all is said and done by the Australian Defence Force on this issue, more is said than is done.
They allow the abusers to keep their benefits and complete their careers but the badly injured victims are thrown on the scrap heap with no treatment for their injuries or invalidity pension.
As part of the covering up of abuse:-