Jacqui Lambie accuses governor general of 'turning a blind eye' to defence abuse

Independent senator Jacqui Lambie has accused the governor general, Sir Peter Cosgrove, of “covering up” or “turning a blind eye” to rape and abuse in the defence force.

The former military police officer told the Senate on Monday Sir Peter and now-NSW Governor David Hurley had done nothing to bring justice to victims of “gross abuse” during their stints as chiefs of the ADF.

Lambie renewed her calls for a royal commission into defence abuse, while accusing senior military figures and governments of fighting against a proper investigation out of self-interest.

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