Chief of Army Lieutenant General Rick Burr has confirmed 13 individuals have been issued administrative action notices in relation to alleged war crimes in Afghanistan after accepting all the recommendations of the Brereton report.
“Administrative action is a long-standing, well-established process within Defence that ensures the rights of individuals to due process and fair hearing, he said.
“This process is well-known to all in Army. At this point in time, no individuals have been separated from the Australian Defence Force.
“It is essential that privacy be respected and that procedural fairness is followed, and that no further comment be made until the process is complete. It is critical that, for any judicial, disciplinary or administrative action, due procedural process must occur.”