FINDINGS from an independent inquiry into an alleged sex ring aboard a Australian Navy ship will be made public next week.
The Federal Government has promised to release the bulk of a report looking at sexual misconduct aboard HMAS Success between March and May 2009.
Defence Minister Stephen Smith says some details may need to be withheld to protect the rights of some of those involved.
"But I will be in a position to release substantial parts of that report early next week when the Parliament resumes," he told Sky News today.
Defence force chief Angus Houston received a copy of the initial report in January, and noted the findings raised serious concerns about Navy culture.
Known as The Ledger, the alleged sex ring involved members detailing each female sailor they had sex with during an overseas deployment in 2009.
The inquiry heard reports of an entrenched culture of disrespect for women, with men putting dollar values on female crew members.
The inquiry, conducted by retired judge Roger Gyles, was launched by the Defence Department after an initial investigation was deemed to be biased.