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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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DEFENCE INDUSTRY OFFERS ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

June 28, 2021

Defence industry offers Cairns opportunities to diversify after the steep reduction in tourism that the local economy has suffered during the pandemic.

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