Category: DEFENCE

Veterans suicide

Abalinx – Peter Adamis – 23 March 2015 “Feeling that your life is worthwhile”.  If one does not feel that one’s life is worthwhile then it opens the door to a dark journey. A journey filled with uncertainty, devoid of hope, self preservation and any reasons to continue to live on as before. It is…

Australian Defence Force leaks, whistle blowers and abuse

Peter Adamis 17 June 2014.   For the past few years the Australian Defence Force has been rocked by allegations of abuse, harassment, intimidation and abuse of power. Such allegations in the past were always handled effectively internally by the military and there is sufficient evidence both factual and anecdotal to support the military practices and…

Give Aussie veterans health care cards automatically

1 June 2014   Senator Elect Lambie. DON’T MAKE AMERICA’S MISTAKE says Senator Elect for Tasmania and Palmer United spokesperson for Veterans’ Affairs Jacqui Lambie and give Aussie veterans health care cards automatically as well as establishing a DVA inquiry.   GIVE AUSSIE VETERANS HEALTH GOLD CARDS has called on the Abbott government to establish an Independent Judicial Inquiry…

Pictures of faces after Afghanistan

Ben Quilty  Mon 11 Nov 2013.   Ben Quilty is an Australian artist and the winner of the 2011 Archibald Prize. Remembrance Day takes on a profoundly different meaning once you have seen what people in the Armed Forces risk, their plight, their lives after service, writes Ben Quilty.In 2011, I was given the opportunity and great honour of travelling…

Did General Hurley mislead Senate

Thom Cookes   Sat 14 Dec 2013 The Chief of the Australian Defence Force appears to have misled the Senate regarding a handcuffed prisoner who was shot dead by an Australian special forces officer in Afghanistan.   General David Hurley told an Estimates hearing that it was a “combat-related death”, but a previously secret internal Defence report…

Afghan interpreters struggling with cultural divide

More than 500 Afghans resettled in Australia after helping Defence Force.   6 June 2014.   More than 500 Afghan nationals who helped Australia’s mission in Afghanistan have been resettled in Australia under a “discreet” relocation program, the Government says. A copy of the article may be downloaded by clicking on: More than 500 Afghans resettled in Australia…

Australian officers complicit in Afghan war zone misbehaviour

Mission: A soldier of the Special Operations Task Group greets Afghans outside the Australian base in Tarin Kowt. Photo: Neil Ruskin.   25 May 2014  Natalie O’Brien  SMH Senior Defence Department officers were seen as ”complicit” and not doing enough to discipline elite soldiers after the discovery of a DVD series showing Special Operations personnel putting their…

ADF to embrace cyber warfare in future military operations

Outgoing Defence chief General David Hurley Photo: Ellinghausen  5 May 2014  Philip Dorling The Australian Defence Force has embraced cyber warfare, deception and disinformation through the internet as key elements of future military operations. However, newly declassified ADF papers provide no guidance on how efforts to influence and deceive adversaries will not also mislead the Australian…

The Battle of Greece and Create

A copy of the article may be downloaded by clicking on: THE BATTLE OF GREECE AND CRETE AN AUSTRALIAN HELLENIC CONNECTION BACKGROUND.   The Hellenic people  had always been recalcitrant and reluctant boarders in their own countries under Ottoman landlords and it is no secret that freedom burned deeply in their souls. This hunger for freedom was…

Australian ex service personnel workplace skills underestimated

EX-SERVICE PERSONNEL NOT UNIVERSALLY RECOGNISED FOR LIFE SKILLS, EXPERIENCE, PROFESSIONALISM & WORK ETHICS  The Voice from the Pavement – Peter Adamis  15 May 2014 A copy of the article may be downloaded by clicking on: EX-SERVICE PERSONNEL NOT UNIVERSALLY RECOGNISED FOR LIFE SKILLS, EXPERIENCE, PROFESSIONALISM & WORK ETHICS Although it is with great pleasure to read…