Crompvoets report into cultural issues within Australian special forces

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Dear ADF,

Current inquiries investigating alleged misconduct by Australian special forces in Afghanistan was sparked by a report by sociologist Samantha Crompvoets, who was commissioned to examine cultural issues within special forces and other ADF units.

Please provide the public with a redacted copy of this report.

Yours faithfully,

Jaay-H

FOI Case Management, Department of Defence

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Dear Jaay-H

 

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“Current inquiries investigating alleged misconduct by Australian special
forces in Afghanistan was sparked by a report by sociologist Samantha
Crompvoets, who was commissioned to examine cultural issues within special
forces and other ADF units.

 

Please provide the public with a redacted copy of this report.”

 

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FOI Case Management, Department of Defence

OFFICIAL

Dear Jaay-H

 

I refer to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI
Act) to the following documents:

 

“Current inquiries investigating alleged misconduct by Australian special
forces in Afghanistan was sparked by a report by sociologist Samantha
Crompvoets, who was commissioned to examine cultural issues within special
forces and other ADF units.

 

Please provide the public with a redacted copy of this report.”

 

The report is now publically available and can be found at the following
link:

 

[1]https://afghanistaninquiry.defence.gov.a...

 

As the report is publically available your FOI request is now considered
withdrawn.

 

Regards

 

FOI Case Management

Department of Defence

[2][email address]

 

IMPORTANT: This email remains the property of the Department of Defence.
Unauthorised communication and dealing with the information in the email
may be a serious criminal offence. If you have received this email in
error, you are requested to contact the sender and delete the email
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