Andrew Hastie says the Coalition commissioned up to 70 ships when last in government, while Labor commissioned none. Is that correct?

The claim The Coalition has been locked in a war of words with the new Labor government over defence procurement. Following an interview on Sky News where Defence Minister Richard Marles accused the previous government of leaving a “capability gap” in the wake of the scrapped submarine contract, Shadow Defence Minister Andrew Hastie charged Labor … Read more

LIVE: NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet addresses report into NSW Parliament culture | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

LIVE: NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet addresses report into NSW Parliament culture | ABC News  ABC News (Australia) Sexual harassment, widespread bullying exposed in NSW parliament  Sydney Morning Herald Bombshell report reveals culture of ‘bullying and sex’ in NSW parliament  Sky News Australia NSW parliament work culture under scrutiny  The Examiner View Full coverage on Google News

Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide calls for end to claims backlog, shares ‘dismay’ at ‘limited’ government action

Urgent action needs to be taken to eliminate the “unacceptable” backlog of veterans’ compensation claims, with almost 42,000 awaiting processing at the end of May, a royal commission has warned, saying the situation may lead to suicides. Key points: Thirteen recommendations have been made in the interim report, with five of them focusing on the DVA’s … Read more

IN FULL: Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide delivers interim report | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

IN FULL: Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide delivers interim report | ABC News  ABC News (Australia) Teen’s home life impacted by military PTSD  Mandurah Mail Defence suicide interim report delivered to Governor-General  Sky News Australia Live updates: Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide delivers interim report  ABC News View Full coverage on Google News

Live updates: Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide to deliver interim report this morning

After months of hearings across Australia, the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide will hand down its interim report this morning. It will be delivered to the Governor-General at 9am. Follow the live updates. Live updates Pinned If you or anyone you know needs help, there is support available 3m agoThu 11 Aug 2022 … Read more

China’s constant criticism amid Taiwan tensions cannot be avoided, acting PM says

The acting Prime Minister insists there is little the federal government can do to ward off constant Chinese criticism of Australia, as Beijing lashes out against international condemnation of its military drills in the Taiwan Strait. Key points: Richard Marles says a more diplomatic approach with China may do nothing to improve relations China has … Read more

Diagnosed with PTSD and depression, ex-serviceman William considers himself one of the ‘lucky’ ones

A 2015 military deployment to Egypt changed former soldier William McCann’s life. Key points: Mr McCann was initially diagnosed with depression upon his return but was eventually diagnosed with PTSD Initially feeling like he had been “left in the lurch” by the Army, he quickly turned his focus to getting as much support as possible Mr McCann said he … Read more

Department of Veterans’ Affairs ‘cruel and inhumane’, widow of ex-serviceman says

A woman whose husband took his own life after a decade of serving in the Air Force has described the Department of Veterans’ Affairs as “cruel” and “inhumane”. Key points: Madonna Paul’s husband Michael was eventually diagnosed with depression and received a white card for PTSD after he was discharged Following Michael’s death, Ms Paul struggled to access support … Read more

Jacqui Lambie tells defence royal commission that department spied on her from bush over backyard fence

Trapped in a never-ending cycle of back pain and locked in a compensation battle with a government department that had placed her under surveillance, Jacqui Lambie lost hope completely. She wrote her sons a farewell letter each and tried to take her own life. Key points: Senator Lambie joined the Army as an 18-year-old and … Read more

Jacqui Lambie details the crisis she faced after a back injury ended her military career | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

Jacqui Lambie details the crisis she faced after a back injury ended her military career | ABC News  ABC News (Australia) Dept ‘not consulted’ about veteran centres  The Examiner Australia news LIVE: Debate turns to coal and gas after Labor’s climate bill passes lower house; Australia secures 450000 monkeypox vaccines  The Age Jacqui Lambie tells defence royal commission … Read more