Addressing past wrongs of anti-LGBTI prejudice in the Australian Defence Force

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The emotional and financial distress felt by many ex-servicemen and women in the Australian Defence Force who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender has been revealed in a policy brief released by Australian Policy and History this week.

Many were dishonorably discharged because of military policies disproportionately targeting LGBTI people.

The brief recommends both Defence Minister Christopher Pyne and Prime Minister Scott Morrison deliver formal apologies and to establish a redress scheme centered on restorative justice for all LGBTI ex-service members.

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