Minister: Don’t punish all Diggers

Stripping soldiers of an award for crimes allegedly committed by their colleagues would violate Australian principles, the Veterans Affairs Minister says. The comments come after the ADF chief walked back plans to strip up to 3000 soldiers of a collective citation in the wake of...

ScoMo’s popularity surges

Scott Morrison popularity has spiked as domestic borders reopen, but there are lessons from the Coalition’s win in a weekend by-election. Support for Scott Morrison has jumped to its highest point in four months as politicians land in Canberra for the final sitting fortnight of...

ScoMo’s popularity surges

Support for Scott Morrison has jumped to its highest point in four months as politicians land in Canberra for the final sitting fortnight of the year. The latest Newspoll, published in The Australian, revealed Mr Morrison’s approval rating had jumped two points to 66 per...

Soldiers face sack after war crime report

The fallout from the Afghan war crimes report has begun, with 13 elite soldiers given 14 days to explain themselves or be fired. Thirteen elite Australian soldiers have been issued termination notices, as the Defence Department reacts to the Afghan war crimes report. They are...

Soldiers sacked after war crimes report

Thirteen elite Australian soldiers have been issued termination notices, as the Defence Department reacts to the Afghan war crimes report. They are suspected of being witnesses or accessories to unlawful killings in Afghanistan, or being dishonest in testimony. The group has been issued notices to...

Soldiers face expulsion over war crimes

Some members of the SAS Regiment linked to the Afghanistan war crimes report that detailed horrific allegations now reportedly face possible expulsion. Several members of the Special Air Service Regiment implicated in the Afghanistan war crimes inquiry are reportedly facing possible expulsion after being issued...

ADF chief’s admission after war report

Australian special forces troops were relied upon too much in Afghanistan in “hindsight”, the country’s defence chief has acknowledged. It comes after a bombshell report into allegations Australian soldiers were involved in unlawful killings and the cruel treatment of prisoners of war. Appearing on ABC’s...