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SITUATION IN AFGHANISTAN

August 15, 2021

There is still no clarity on if, when and how the Morrison-Joyce Government will get hundreds of Afghans who helped Australia, and their families, to safety.

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BESPOKE ARMOURED VEHICLES TOO HEAVY TO FIGHT

August 11, 2021

Today we see another major Defence project in trouble under the Morrison Government, with reports the $5.6 billion Land 400 armoured vehicle fleet face lengthy delays over multiple technical issues.

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AUSTRALIA’S SHIPBUILDING PROGRAM ALL AT SEA

August 10, 2021

The major overhaul of Australia’s naval shipbuilding program that is reportedly looming is an admission of the Morrison Government’s failure to protect and grow our defence industry.

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$45 BILLION FUTURE FRIGATES DELAYED

July 31, 2021

After months of speculation and unconfirmed reports of delays with the beleaguered Future Frigates program, Defence Minister Peter Dutton has today finally admitted they are running 18 months late.

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JUDGE ADVOCATE OF THE AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE

July 24, 2021

Labor congratulates Rear Admiral the Hon Jack Rush RFD QC RAN on his appointment as Judge Advocate General of the Australian Defence Force.

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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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