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Opinion: Whistleblowers’ claims must be scrutinised

Opinion: Whistleblowers’ claims must be scrutinised

FORMER Army legal officer David McBride was jailed this week for the unlawful removal of highly classified documents and for releasing information contained therein. McBride’s supporters have compared him with the arch-narcissist Julian Assange, describing both as...

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Government announces next CDF and new-look Defence leadership

Government announces next CDF and new-look Defence leadership

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has recommended a raft of senior ADF leadership changes to the Governor-General. Vice Chief of the Defence Force Vice Admiral David Johnston AC, RAN, will be appointed as the new Chief of the Defence Force, replacing retiring Chief...

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Opinion: Whistleblowers’ claims must be scrutinised

Comment: Cry Havoc, The Dogs are Barking Mad!

Let slip the dogs of war Military working dogs have feelings too.. ADF Canine in Chief from Roger Rollover, Senior Officers’ Companion Canines Command. "Spot, we’ve been sniffing around each other long enough to understand each other intimately. As Top Dog (excuse...

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Defence retention bonus proves a big hit

Defence retention bonus proves a big hit

Minister for Defence Personnel Matt Keogh has confirmed that the Albanese government’s program of retention bonuses for Australian Defence Force personnel is working to help retain skilled personnel. Approximately 85 per cent of eligible personnel have accepted the...

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Vale: General Sir Phillip Bennett, AC, KBE, DSO

Vale: General Sir Phillip Bennett, AC, KBE, DSO

The RAR Family mourns the passing of its tribal elder, leader and Patron at his home in Kyneton Victoria on Tuesday 1 August. He was born in Perth in 1928 and educated at Perth Modern School and the Royal Military College, Duntroon, from which he...

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Defence’s biggest capability worry? Building its workforce

Defence’s biggest capability worry? Building its workforce

The defence strategic review brings into sharp focus the challenges faced by Australia with respect to strategic policy, defence planning and resourcing over the coming decades. Its discussion of recruitment and retention of personnel for the Defence Department and...

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