The events in Kabul are a murderous atrocity and if anyone was ever in any doubt about the righteousness of the Australian mission in Afghanistan this is a brutal reminder of the terrorists and criminals we were fighting against and the threats they posed to our...
Commentary: History Repeats as our Allies Left Behind
Sunday 22nd Aug 2021
August 18, 2021, is a date that will now resonate with Australian veterans of another war, frustrated how their Afghan colleagues have been shamelessly abandoned. Their fate seems as final as our withdrawal. READ MORE
Opinion – Shame in Walking Away from Afghanistan
Saturday 10th Jul 2021
THERE are multiple historic examples why the nation known variously as Afghanistan has been termed “the graveyard of empires”. Now, after 20 years of continuous involvement in the latest failed international intervention in Afghan affairs, Australia has also become...
Summary of ASASA National Response to Release of IGADF Report
Tuesday 15th Dec 2020
Close Collaboration with Welfare Coordination Cell- West Nick Coenen and his team have been doing a great job trying to support those impacted by the Inquiry, more recently with 13 Individuals who have been issued with NTSC letters. Initially they were given...
Opinion: Comment on the Afghanistan Allegations
Monday 14th Dec 2020
“I have been following the public debate on the allegations that our soldiers have committed criminal acts whilst deployed on operations in Afghanistan. I feel compelled to take a moment to comment on the Brereton report and its allegations the SAS committed war...
Media Statement – Natural Justice Must Prevail
Tuesday 24th Nov 2020
Now is the time for a considered assessment of the findings of the Inspector General’s Report into alleged serious misconduct by Australia’s Special Forces in Afghanistan. It is an internal ADF Report that now is subject to ADF disciplinary and administrative...
Andrew Hastie – SAS must put honour before glory
Tuesday 24th Nov 2020
‘Grieved’ and ‘shamed’ by the Brereton report, soldier turned federal MP Andrew Hastie says ‘we ignored the true nature of war and sanitised it’. Read this extract from his article printed in The Australian 24th November 2020 “I served in the SAS for the next five...