Opinion: ADF – Ideological grenade tossed into the mix as distraction

5 Jun 2021

AS the inimitable Sir Humphrey Appleby once opined, “Minister, two basic rules of government: Never look into anything you don’t have to. “And never set up an inquiry unless you know in advance what its findings will be.”. It should have been the first caution given to whichever genius in the rarefied strata of the Australian Defence Force command floors in Canberra decided to employ “military sociologist” Dr Samantha Crompvoets to review ADF culture.