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  1. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    63 women in Australia’s military have signed up for combat roles

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 09:26pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Canberra Australian women opt for combat More than 60 women have signed up for combat roles in the Australian military, such as in the infantry and as members of tank crews, since gender restrictions were lifted last year from the most dangerous defence jobs. However, the military won't say whether any Australian woman has fought in a combat role ...

  2. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Senior Australian clergyman Max Davis steps down over child sex abuse charges

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 09:25pm by AFP

    ... the church's military diocese, is the most senior clergyman in Australia, and the first Australian Catholic bishop, to be charged with a child sex offence. It is alleged he sexually abused a student while teaching at St Benedict's College near Perth in 1969- two years before he was ordained. The Catholic Military Ordinariate of Australia said Davis, 68, "emphatically denies" ...

  3. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Former military chief Peter Cosgrove becomes Australian governor-general

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia gets new governor general Former military chief Peter Cosgrove became Australia's governor general yesterday, and vowed to uphold the values of equity and compassion as British Queen Elizabeth's representative in the country. Cosgrove, who will also receive a knighthood after Prime Minister Tony Abbott this week revived the honours ...

  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian military snared in new sex scandal

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 05:04pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney The Australian military was embroiled in a new sex scandal on Thursday with 17 personnel, including officers, under investigation after hundreds of “explicit ... of the Skype scandal, the Australian government made a parliamentary apology to victims of abuse in the military and set up a compensation fund after hundreds of claims of rape and sexual assault. ...

  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Military exercise sparked big Australian wildfire

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 11:36am by Associated Press in Sydney

    ... department on Thursday after investigators revealed a military training exercise ignited the largest of the wildfires that have torn across the nation’s most populous state over the past week. ... Defence Minister George Brandis said the military was co-operating with investigators. Rural Fire Service commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said the defence department’s actions were obviously ...

  6. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australian military's explosives exercise may have sparked bush fire

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 07:32am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Sydney Explosives training probed as cause of one of the fires ravaging parts of New South Wales Did army exercise spark bush fire? The Australian military said yesterday that it was investigating whether a major bush fire was linked to an explosives training exercise, as firefighters battled blazes that have destroyed or damaged at least 300 homes. Firefighters were bracing ...

  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian military cadets guilty in Skype sex case

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 04:19pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Two former Australian military cadets were on Wednesday found guilty over a sex broadcasting scandal on Skype that triggered a major review of sexism ... Traumatised, she went to the media, prompting the government to order a series of reviews into the alleged sexist culture at ADFA and within the military itself. Canberra formally apologised to victims ...

  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia’s Abbott plans military solution to boatpeople

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 03:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia’s conservative opposition unveiled plans on Thursday for a military-led response to repel boatpeople, branding the problem a “national emergency” ... Abbott-led opposition said they would put a senior military commander in charge of a joint agency taskforce to deal with the problem if it comes to power. There is a national emergency on our borders ...

  9. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australia's military rocked by sex scandal involving explicit e-mails

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Military hit by scandal involving explicit e-mails The Australian military was embroiled in another sex scandal yesterday, with 17 personnel including ... In the wake of the Skype scandal, the Australian government made a parliamentary apology to victims of abuse in the military, and set up a compensation fund after hundreds of claims of rape and sexual ...

  10. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australian parliament to hear report on brutality at HMAS Leeuwin base

    Posted May 05th 2014, 09:18pm by AFP

    ... were so serious they would be raised in a paper to parliament, a report said yesterday. An inquiry into abuse in the military has received 2,400 complaints, but the head of the investigation ... of its operation," the task force said in its fourth report. In recent years the Australian military has been rocked by allegations of sexual abuse and cruel rituals, with a string ...




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