23 March 2010

HMAS Success sex betting inquiry continues today

[UPDATED] Today, in Sydney, public hearings will continue for the Commission of Inquiry into matters arising from equity and diversity issues on board the HMAS Success. The hearings will commence at 1000 AEST, 24 March 2010 at Defence Plaza, Level 11, 270 Pitt Street in Sydney according to a media alert released last night by the Australian Defence Force which can be found here. Media is requested to arrive no later than 0945 AEST.

This blog has previously discussed this case here, here, here and here.

The Australian Defence Force has made available to the public the instrument of appointment in the Commission of Inquiry into the HMAS Success on the alleged incidents of unacceptable behaviour involving sex betting. The 7 page ADF document, dated 9 March 2010, can be found here.

A report was due to be furnished to the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade no later than Thursday, 18 March 2010, according to the recently released ADF instrument of appointment. An interim report can be found here. The final report is expected to be issued by 30 June 2010.

A webpage has been setup by the Senate committee titled "Inquiry into an equity and diversity health check in the Royal Australian Navy - HMAS Success" which can be found here. The terms of reference for the Senate inquiry can be found here. According to the Senate Committee's webpage, it expects to be in a position to report to the full Senate on or about 2 September 2010.

Update: This afternoon the Sydney Morning Herald issued this report on the inquiry.

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