Tips and rumours

Jan 25, 2013

Tips and rumours

Defence women on the frontline since January 1 ... transport group to go into administration? ... readers of The Age love their guns ...

From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

Women on the frontline … News that the US is to lift the ban on women serving in combat roles got Tips thinking about what happened to the promises that Australian women could serve on the frontline. We put it to the Defence Department, who said currently serving female members have been entitled to pursue a career in a combat role from January 1 this year (“provided they meet all requirements”). Women can now be clearance divers, mine warfare and clearance diving officers, airfield defence guards, ground defence officers, infantry and armoured corps, some artillery roles, explosive ordnance disposal squadrons and combat engineer squadrons (all roles that were previously restricted). Defence said it would begin to directly recruit women into these roles in a few years time.

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3 thoughts on “Tips and rumours

  1. klewso

    pssst …. George Brandis is a lawyer?

  2. pedro

    Re: Age readers love their guns.

    Simple, first hand. Until recently I was involved with Aus shooters association.

    If you could check the IP addresses of most of the Yes votes you would see they are members of the SSAA (Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia).

    They are quite vocal about gun issues, and when anyone sees an online poll on guns, they group email every member, encouraging them to vote, and include the link to make it easy for them. Their aim is to throw every Poll that is anti-gun, no matter what it is.


  3. Tom

    When it comes to stuff-ups in road signs, the daddy of them all can be found at

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