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ADF Personnel & Veterans Unite

Class PR’s conversations with both currently serving personnel and veterans has  shed light on a common perception amongst the defence community – that the ADF and the Government have misaligned priorities. Given the unacceptably high rate of veteran suicide, the ADF and Government ought to focus on effectively addressing the high rate of mental illness and suicide amongst veterans, rather than bullying critics into submission.

Alleged security delays

Have you been frustrated with protracted, unexplained delays in obtaining Security Clearance from AGSVA, well beyond the 6-months you were told to expect? Did this have a detrimental effect on your earning capacity, career progression, and/or mental health?

Potentially unconstitutional social media crackdown

Have you been threatened with disciplinary action as a result of your alleged affiliation (administrator/follower) and/or appreciation (comments/likes) of meme pages like The Pineapple Express (TPE)?

ADF Personnel & Veterans Unite

Class PR’s conversations with both currently serving personnel and veterans has  shed light on a common perception amongst the defence community – that the ADF and the Government have misaligned priorities. Given the unacceptably high rate of veteran suicide, the ADF and Government ought to focus on effectively addressing the high rate of mental illness and suicide amongst veterans, rather than bullying critics into submission.

Alleged security delays

Have you been frustrated with protracted, unexplained delays in obtaining Security Clearance from AGSVA, well beyond the 6-months you were told to expect? Did this have a detrimental effect on your earning capacity, career progression, and/or mental health?

Potentially unconstitutional social media crackdown

Have you been threatened with disciplinary action as a result of your alleged affiliation (administrator/follower) and/or appreciation (comments/likes) of meme pages like The Pineapple Express (TPE)?

What is the claim about?

The landmark decision in Searle v The Commonwealth of Australia[2019] held that enlisted personnel could enforce contracts against the military, if only for compensation (not for specific performance of a contract).

Levitt Robinson,the Sydney-based firm behind the successful outcome in Searle, has become aware of another common grievance among military personnel; namely that a large number of new recruits were induced to sign up to sensitive jobs (e.g. signals, encryption), all of which require Security Clearance.

One would reasonably expect that a Security Clearance would be forthcoming within six (6) months.However, some of you were kept on “trainee” wages for several years before a Security Clearance was granted.

This might have been understandable if Police Checks and Security Clearances ordinarily took that long. However, this delay is the exception rather than the rule. Even migrants and refugees can obtain a Security Clearance in much less time than many of you have been waiting.

Additionally, since so many of you are under the age of twenty-five (25), it beggars belief that a Security Clearance for young adults could take, in some cases, years – and cost enlisted men and women so much in lost time, wages, and promotional opportunities.

If this happened to you in the last six (6) years, then you may be entitled to compensatory damages from the Commonwealth Government, for having this vetting process unjustly delayed.

We note that many of you were so disillusioned by the delay that you may have already resigned.

Others have understandably become depressed, frustrated, and angry.

Class PR is fielding enquiries for Levitt Robinson Solicitors https://www.levittrobinson.com/class-actions

All communications between yourself and Class PR and your details will not be disclosed to any third parties under any circumstances. For more information please refer to our privacy policy.

What is the claim about?

The landmark decision in Searle v The Commonwealth of Australia[2019] held that enlisted personnel could enforce contracts against the military, if only for compensation (not for specific performance of a contract).

Levitt Robinson,the Sydney-based firm behind the successful outcome in Searle, has become aware of another common grievance among military personnel; namely that a large number of new recruits were induced to sign up to sensitive jobs (e.g. signals, encryption), all of which require Security Clearance.

One would reasonably expect that a Security Clearance would be forthcoming within six (6) months.However, some of you were kept on “trainee” wages for several years before a Security Clearance was granted.

This might have been understandable if Police Checks and Security Clearances ordinarily took that long. However, this delay is the exception rather than the rule. Even migrants and refugees can obtain a Security Clearance in much less time than many of you have been waiting.

Additionally, since so many of you are under the age of twenty-five (25), it beggars belief that a Security Clearance for young adults could take, in some cases, years – and cost enlisted men and women so much in lost time, wages, and promotional opportunities.

If this happened to you in the last six (6) years, then you may be entitled to compensatory damages from the Commonwealth Government, for having this vetting process unjustly delayed.

We note that many of you were so disillusioned by the delay that you may have already resigned.

Others have understandably become depressed, frustrated, and angry.

Class PR is fielding enquiries for Levitt Robinson Solicitors https://www.levittrobinson.com/class-actions

All communications between yourself and Class PR and your details will not be disclosed to any third parties under any circumstances. For more information please refer to our privacy policy.