Friday, January 06, 2006


Or so reports The Australian:
AUSTRALIAN soldiers are being forced to use sub-standard equipment because they're discouraged from making complaints, a report has found.
The article does not cite any of the supposedly inferior equipment. This is irresponsible reporting: are we talking minor items of equipment like screwdrivers and can-openers or critical equipment like protective gear? The article also mentions recent procurement irregularities but as far as I'm aware, none of that gear is substandard.

Don't get me wrong, our soldiers deserve the best equipment the government can afford to provide but this sensationalist article doesn't prove they're not getting it.


Anonymous leftvegdrunk said...

Agreed. Hopefully more details will emerge when the report is officially released. Especially in light of recent budgetary announcements.

6:26 PM  
Anonymous J F Beck said...

Thanks for that CB. My objection to the reporting on this is the lack of detail. There's no excuse for the military providing inferior gear to those who must use it. I want to hear more about this.

1:58 PM  

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