Senate debates

Thursday, 22 March 2012


Australian Defence Force Academy

12:34 pm

Photo of Gary HumphriesGary Humphries (ACT, Liberal Party, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Materiel) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—

  (a)   notes the findings by Andrew Kirkham AM, RFD, QC into the 'ADFA Skype affair', in particular his finding that the Commandant of the Australian Defence Force Academy, Commodore Bruce Kafer AM, CSC, RAN, made no error of judgement in his decisions to commence and conclude the disciplinary proceedings against the female officer cadet;

  (b)   expresses confidence in Commodore Kafer's performance in his duties as Commandant of ADFA; and

  (c)   calls on the Minister representing the Minister for Defence (Senator Evans) to explain why the government took 85 days to release the findings of the Kirkham Inquiry.

Photo of John HoggJohn Hogg (President) Share this | | Hansard source

The question is that the motion moved by Senator Humphries be agreed to.