This archive records links to transcripts, audio archives or podcasts from media interviews, discussion programs and on-line opinion fora featuring input from the Australia Defence Association during 2011.
10 November 2011, ABC 720 (Perth), Afternoons with Gillian O'Shaughnessy
Is it riskier to bring the troops home from Afghanistan than keeping them there?
A detailed 20-minute discussion with ADA executive director, Neil James — including responses to talkback callers — concerning Australian participation in the war in Afghanistan (and the difficulties of public debating war in a democracy when few Australians are actually involved and few bother to understand the situation properly before forming opinions).
09 July 2011, ABC1, The Big Idea on TV
The death of Osama bin Laden: Murder or Justice?
Broadcast of a discussion at Manning Clark House in Canberra on 02 June 2011 between ADA executive director, Neil James, and the Imam of a Canberra mosque, Adam Konda, concerning the legitimacy of killing Osama bin Laden by military force.
14 June 2011, 2UE, Interview with David Oldfield
Allegations of workplace bullying in the ADF during the 1980s and 1990s
ADA comment on the previous night's 4-Corners program about allegations of past workplace bullying in the defence force.
07 June 2011, ABC News-24, Afternoon Live
Casualties in the Afghanistan War
ADA comment about continuing problems with public debate on the war in Afghanistan following the death in action of Sapper Rowan Robinson.
24 May 2011, 6PR, Howard Sattler Program
Interview on the death in action of Sergeant Brett Wood
ADA comment on the death of Sergeant Wood, progress in the Afghanistan War and the problem of growing community disengagement with our defence force.
25 April 2011, ABC TV, Q&A
Anzac Day Special: Women in uniform
Panel discussion on various issues to do with Australia and its defence force, especially the employment of female personnel.
The ADA's comprehensive discussion paper on the issue of employing even more female personnel in combat positions can be found here.
18 April 2011, ABC TV, News Breakfast
Defence Association criticises media over sex reports
The executive director of the Australia Defence Association is interviewed about allegations of abuse in the defence force. He points out that much of the public outrage is not based on fact, but on false assumptions, generally stemming from media misinformation and sensationalism.
11 April 2011, ABC Radio National, Australia Talks
ADA participation in a panel discussion about the recent incident at the Australian Defence Force Academy where a female cadet in her tenth week at the Academy was filmed, apparently without her consent, during consensual sex and the images relayed to six other new cadets.
08 April 2011, 4BC (Brisbane), Morning discussion program with Greg Carey
Sexual misconduct at the Australian Defence Force Academy
ADA comment on a female cadet at the Australian Defence Force Academy being filmed without her apparent consent during consensual sex with another first-year cadet.