ADF sacks 180 members in 12 months for misconduct

MORE than 180 members of the Australian Defence Force were sacked in the past year for misconduct ranging from the use of prohibited substances to serious sexual offences, new figures show.

Among those forced out of the military was the alleged ringleader of the so-called Knights of the Jedi Council, Hastings Fredrickson, who is due to appear in a Sydney court today to face six charges of using a carriage service to offend.
 

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Two-thirds of all those dismissals by Defence involved the use of prohibited substances.

More than 50 others had their service career terminated for other forms of misconduct and unacceptable behaviour, while a further 15 were sacked for civil offences.

The vast majority of members sacked in the past year came from the Australian army, with 138 of its members dismissed by the ADF.

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