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Opinion: Pollies stuck to their own Laws of Physics

Opinion: Pollies stuck to their own Laws of Physics

DOZING under an apple tree in his Lincolnshire garden during summer in 1666, Isaac Newton was jolted awake when a falling apple struck his head. Momentarily losing his composure, Newton said to no one in particular, “I think I’ll discover gravity!”  Thus was born...

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Comment: Anatomy of Courage remains relevant

Comment: Anatomy of Courage remains relevant

MAJOR Charles McMoran Wilson MC (later Lord Moran) was a multi-decorated World War I British Army medical officer who served in France with an infantry battalion, and later a base hospital.  After his return to the UK in 1919 he read in The Times of a Royal...

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Opinion: Pollies stuck to their own Laws of Physics

Townsville link to military disasters

CARELESS commentators lacking the ruthless scrutiny of a sub-editor’s pencil are wont to describe mass casualty ADF incidents as the “worst peacetime military accident ..since…” Townsville has tragic connections with three of the worst Australian Defence Force...

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Opinion: Pollies stuck to their own Laws of Physics

Opinion: No Place in Defence Review for Politics

The appointment of former Labor defence minister Stephen Smith and former CDF Angus Houston to conduct of a strategic review of the Australian Defence Force does not inspire confidence among those Australians with recent memories of senior defence administration.  If...

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Opinion: Pollies stuck to their own Laws of Physics

Commentary: Treat Each and Every Case on Its Merits

CHARLES McMoran Wilson enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps as a 32- year-old specialist physician on the declaration of war in August 1914. As 1Bn Royal Fusiliers RMO until 1917, then senior medical officer at a large hospital at Boulogne, France he was...

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Update: Bandt’s Rant – Dishonouring our Australian Flag

Update: Bandt’s Rant – Dishonouring our Australian Flag

The RAR National Association’s President, Michael von Berg’s open letter to Adam Bandt in response to the Greens leader refusing to stand with the Australian flag has drawn great support not only from veterans but also supporters of veterans such...

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Dishonouring our Australian Flag – Adam Bandt’s Silence

Dishonouring our Australian Flag – Adam Bandt’s Silence

Its been over 16 day's since Bandt's rant and the RARA's National President Michael von Berg's demand for a public apology. The national media (minus) have been active in reporting the matter on TV, radio and press. Here is Radio 2 CC's Rod McIntosh interview with...

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