The Air Force’s chaplaincy — promoted as a bastion of military morality — is facing a major inquiry over allegations female staff and LGBT chaplains suffered instances of bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment by other officers, including having packaging for a gynaecological instrument kept as “a joke” in a meeting area.
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An air commodore has been appointed to conduct the review, referred to as the “Chaplaincy Service Delivery for the Modern Air Force”.
The review will examine “complaint handling, welfare support for chaplains, leadership and management of equity and diversity within the branch”.
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