"Defence is a large organisation with a diverse workforce of almost 103,000 military and civilian members," it said."Defence establishes and expects each member to uphold the highest values and standards of personal behaviour."An organisation is measured in how it responds to such allegations.
Seven News said the documents also contained "a handful of child porn charges, drug dealing, and rape allegations".
Other local media said they included a Brisbane soldier charged with rape and stalking, while a Townsville-based corporal was found dead ahead of a scheduled court appearance on child exploitation charges.
The revelations add to the unwanted reputation the military has gained with the Australian Defence Force stung in recent years by a string of allegations, some decades old, of abusive and sexist behaviour in its ranks.
Claims against the defence force came to a head last year with a report into incidents on board the supply ship HMAS Success in 2009 finding a sexually predatory and boozy culture, concealed through silence and fear.
This was followed by a high-profile case of an 18-year-old female cadet who went to the media saying she had sex with a fellow defence academy classmate who allegedly broadcast the encounter on Skype so his friends could watch.
That incident sparked several inquiries, including one into the treatment of women in the armed forces that in November reported "widespread low-level sexual harassment" at Australia's premier military college.
Adding to defence force woes, a senior naval officer was last month jailed for 18 months for repeatedly spanking a junior female sailor in what he claimed was a test of her discipline and obedience.
In a statement, the Australian Defence Force said it has "no tolerance for misconduct or security breaches".
The Australian military was rocked Thursday by a new sex scandal, including allegations of assault, child porn, rape and drug-dealing within its ranks, AFP reports.