PIAC has released a second tranche of previously
classified documents from the Australian Department of Defence
(ADF), obtained using Freedom of Information law.
The documents provide further insights into Australia’s
military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan between 2001 and 2005.
They include records of interviews with ADF personnel,
situation reports, minutes and briefs, and Question Time briefs.
The documents provide details of a 2004 review of ADF interrogation
techniques and resistance to interrogation training.
The review recommended there be external oversight of the ADF’s interrogation
doctrine and procedures.
However, this recommendation was not adopted.
Other documents published today discuss the risk of individuals
captured by Australian forces being subject to the death penalty in