Senate Inquiry Report - Use of the Quinoline antimalarial drugs mefloquine and tafenoquine in the Australian Defence Force

Impact: Quality of life Impact, Social Impact

Impact summary

This wide reaching Senate Inquiry investigated the historical use of two antimalarial drugs, mefloquine and tafenoquine, in the Australian Defence Force. Outcomes included recommendations to change the consent processes for Australian Defence Force members involved in clinical trials and the need for an outreach program for affected veterans and their families.
Category of impactQuality of life Impact, Social Impact


  • veteran
  • Australian Defence Force
  • Mefloquine
  • tafenoquine
  • drug trial
  • neurocognitive health