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Cabinet documents reveal Keating government’s gays in the military debate

Cabinet documents reveal Keating government’s gays in the military debate

Cabinet documents from twenty five years ago have revealed the Keating government’s concerns about allowing gay people to serve in the military. The cabinet papers from 1992 and 1993 have been made public today and given Australians an insight into the concerns of the government. One issue that the cabinet debated was allowing gay people […]

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Rishworth dismisses concerns about gender dysphoria in the ADF

Rishworth dismisses concerns about gender dysphoria in the ADF

Labor’s veteran’s affairs spokesperson Amanda Rishworth has dismissed concerns about the Australian Defence Forces proving medical care to transgender personnel. Liberal MP Andrew Hastie has launched a campaign against the Australian Defence Forces providing funding to personnel who experience gender dysphoria. The Western Australian MP has called on the ADF to tighten up its recruitment […]

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Australian Defence Force backs transgender personnel

Australian Defence Force backs transgender personnel

The second highest ranking member of the Australian Defence Force has defended their support for personnel with gender dysphoria. Appearing at a senate estimates hearing Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, said the cost of training staff outweighed the cost of proving their health. “These are people who are wearing the uniform […]

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Hastie: Defence are providing an incentive for sex change operations

Hastie: Defence are providing an incentive for sex change operations

Western Australian Liberal MP Andrew Hastie is adamant that the defence force should change its policy which allows gender reassignment surgery for transgender service personnel. The conservative MP disagrees with Defence Minister Marise Payne and Defence Personnel Minister Dan Tehan who have defended the funding. The member for Canning has stepped up his campaign for […]

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Tehan denies rift over transgender personnel, but won’t rule out policy change

Tehan denies rift over transgender personnel, but won’t rule out policy change

The Minister for Defence Personnel, Dan Tehan, says he has reassured Western Australian politician Andrew Hastie that Australia’s military is focused on the defence of the nation, and allowing transgender personnel to undertake gender reassignment surgery is not reducing their effectiveness. Hastie has spoken out about the defence force’s policy over the last week, arguing […]

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Hastie committed to cutting gender reassignment surgery in defence

Hastie committed to cutting gender reassignment surgery in defence

Western Australian Liberal MP Andrew Hastie has declared he’s committed to stopping transgender service personnel from receiving gender reassignment surgery on the tax payer’s dollar. The former SAS officer discussed his opposition to the defence force policy in a recent speech that was reported in the media over the weekend. “I do not see how […]

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Cabinet debate over gays in the military revealed

Cabinet debate over gays in the military revealed

Cabinet papers released today show that 25 years ago the Australian government was told that allowing gay and lesbian people to openly serve in the military would lead to enlisted defense force personnel being preyed upon by gay men. Robert Ray who was Defence Minister at in the Keating government in the early 90’s, argued […]

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Tony Abbott heads to the USA to speak as guest of anti-gay group

Tony Abbott heads to the USA to speak as guest of anti-gay group

The Sydney Morning Herald has revealed that former Prime Minister Tony Abbott is heading to the USA to speak at an event sponsored by a far right wing Christian group that opposes same sex marriage and abortion. Mr Abbott will reportedly deliver a speech on the topic ‘The Importance of Family’ at a high profile […]

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Former KAP Candidate Bernard Gaynor Facing Army Sacking

Former KAP Candidate Bernard Gaynor Facing Army Sacking

Bernard Gaynor, the conservative commentator who was dropped from Katter’s Australia Party earlier this year for saying he did not want his children taught by gay teachers, is facing disciplinary action in the army. The Herald Sun has reported that the Army Reserve Intelligence Officer is facing a “notice to show cause for termination” from the […]

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