Brereton Inquiry

04-Sep-2018

MEDIA STATEMENT

Brereton Inquiry

RSL NSW notes the recent allegations made against Ben Roberts-Smith VC, MG and other special forces soldiers.

Our concern is for the welfare of veterans and their families, as well as Australia’s ongoing national security.

Ben Roberts-Smith’s gallantry is unquestioned. The allegations made against him must be considered seriously and have not been proven. The correct forum for resolution of these matters is military and civilian legal processes, not public and media speculation.

It is in Australia’s national security interests for the allegations raised against special forces units to be investigated, resolved, and soldiers either cleared or prosecuted as appropriate.

RSL NSW will not comment further until the completion of the Brereton Inquiry.

ENDS