Two sexual abuse survivors from Burnham Military Camp have spoken publicly

Defence Minister Ron Mark said the military was considering a variety of options in respect to historical cases of sexual abuse.
“The NZDF [New Zealand Defence Force] have come a long way when it comes to dealing with these types of issues.

“I’m comfortable with their progress, however they know that I am keeping a close eye on things.”

He encouraged more men to come forward.

“The defence force [that] Ken and I were part of in the 1970s is a world away from the Defence Force of today.

“I know the leadership team at NZDF take incidents of poor and unacceptable behaviour very seriously and will act appropriately.”