Formal Comment by the Australia Defence Association: 2005
Our counter-terrorism laws do need tightening and the debate about them must be calm and informed.
The military justice system is broken but holistic and careful reform is required
An old digger joke begins “what do you call a politician who promises to improve defence force conditions of service” — with the rejoinder being “the Opposition”.
The real situation behind the budget-day hype, gunsmoke and mirrors
It really depends on who seized him and who now has him.
The ADA welcomes the appointment of Air Marshal Angus Houston as Chief of the Defence Force.
It is too early to speculate as to the exact cause of the Sea King helicopter crash on Nias but a key question must inevitably be why we have made our Navy continue to operate such old aircraft.
The commitment to Al Muthanna Province underlines real deficiencies in our defence force.
An air of inevitability surrounded our increased commitment in Al Muthanna Province.