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TERMINATION OF NATIONAL COMMISSIONER FOR DEFENCE AND VETERAN SUICIDE PREVENTION AN ADMISSION OF F...

July 14, 2021

The reported termination of interim National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention, Dr Bernadette Boss CSC, confirm this so-called “rolling Royal Commission” was always nothing more than a marketing exercise by Scott Morrison designed to avoid a proper investigation into veteran suicides.

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AUSTRALIA’S AFGHAN WORKERS DESERVE MORE THAN MORRISON GOVERNMENT’S TRICKY “LEGALISM”

July 09, 2021

Scott Morrison’s refusal to take responsibility is one of the defining characteristics of his Government and now Foreign Minister Marise Payne is ducking responsibility for helping all those who helped Australia in Afghanistan.

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DUTTON ADMITS DEFEAT WITH BATTLEFIELD AIRLIFTERS

July 09, 2021

Defence Minister Peter Dutton has today waved the white flag with the $1.5 billion C-27J Spartan battlefield airlifters, admitting they are not fit for battle and reclassifying them as humanitarian aircraft.

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ROYAL COMMISSION INTO DEFENCE AND VETERAN SUICIDE

July 08, 2021

The establishment today of the Royal Commission into defence and veteran suicide is welcome news.

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PROTECTION NEEDED FOR AFGHAN INTERPRETERS AFTER WITHDRAWAL

July 02, 2021

Reports today that Australia has completed its formal withdrawal from Afghanistan highlight the urgency for the Federal Government to fast-track the visas of the interpreters and staff that worked with our troops and diplomats.

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E&OE TRANSCRIPT DOORSTOP INTERVIEW CAIRNS MONDAY, 28 JUNE 2021

June 28, 2021

SUBJECTS: Importance of Cairns for Australia’s future defence; 10 per cent apprenticeship requirement for federal projects; COVID-19.

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