Ross Eastgate

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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Opinion: Herbert MP will discover opposition is a long and tough slog

Warriors to Wonder if Sacrifice is Worthwhile

JUST when you thought it was safe to leave the bunker, someone called an election.  This column tries to focus on defence, though Australia’s future defence is critically dependent on who controls the treasury benches come June.  Whoever has their hands on...

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Comment: Anatomy of Courage remains relevant

Opinion – Russia ready to kill those who oppose it

There’s one thing Russia’s rulers can’t tolerate. It is those who challenge their self-assumed total authority. If there’s one thing history has demonstrated about Russia’s behaviour it is that they will ruthlessly eliminate those who do. READ MORE

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