Defence siphoning from Darwin puts troop numbers at 11-year low

July 27, 2019


  • Reply OUTRAGED Aussie July 27, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Just another usless pathetic job the government are doing. Scomo is not doing a very good job. He better start soon hears idea for start LISTENING TO WHAT THE PEOPLE WHONT WHO VOTED FOR YOU. so far he's done sweet fck all. ……

  • Reply James Australian July 27, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    No wonder the numbers are getting lower. The requirements to get in are too full on. If your not a 110% fit, school educated whining soy licking bitch, you won't get a look in.

  • Reply Bron July 27, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    I wonder why you would advertise this to our enemies???

  • Reply Bron July 27, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Maybe they should drop the strenous physical side of getting in. Admin workers dont need to be so physical, but maybe they know how to hit a target!!
    Flat feet ? No worries- drive a truck, run stores….numbers are low because people are being knocked back for stupid reasonings!

  • Reply Rob M July 27, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Non white countries love western women. Western women are the greatest ally to them.

  • Reply Creek Water July 27, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    They're running low on recruits, all of the publicity surrounding PTSD is hitting home… The Navy has had a ship in dry dock for two years because they can't crew it… And why doesn't anybody mention the deal Obama and Gillard cut to put 25,000 troops in Darwin… I checked, Hayes Creek is still a designated military base, it's just needing to be reactivated, it housed 26,000 in ww2.

  • Reply blue eyes white dragon July 27, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Ban all Muslims and gay people and people would join up the ADF is an embarrassment who would join

  • Reply blue eyes white dragon July 27, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    It's because of your fucked up gender quoters

  • Reply Ronove July 27, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    We don't need to defend the north. The port of Darwin has already been sold to the Chinese. Even with our whole defence force we would be lucky to have one man for every 2 km of coast line. The best thing to do in case of invasion is to draw a line across from the NSW/Qld state borders (perhaps even Newcastle) and defend anything below that (excluding WA). That would be the best we could do if we want to last more than a week.

  • Reply John Donnellan July 27, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    If the government was honest they would admit they don’t have a program set up that helps diggers transition into civilian life through special low interest loans and government housing especially for those who have been on active duty.Also why hasn’t drastic action been taken with the number of diggers who’ve committed suicide and the general hushing up of this,its criminal.

  • Reply Brian Carr July 27, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    I thought our government was Liberal, not Labor.

  • Reply Roger Britton July 27, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Vessel 4 ccp already the dems dream eventuating

  • Reply Nathan Dunning July 27, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    A responsible Government would be doubling Defense Numbers. Stimulate the economy by doubling troop numbers and Manufacturing all their equipment here in Australia. Otherwise we become a vessel state for the Chinese Communist Party.

  • Reply S C July 27, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Darwin/Canberra are far more focused on serious issues like Speed Limits and keeping people off the rock.

    No ones got time to worry about frivolities like National Defence…

  • Reply Funky Munky / MAGA Trump 2020 July 27, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    The overall numbers are dropping because of the CDF orders for gender equality. They are turning down fit and healthy men for the sake of their ridiculous gender equality quotas. They have been ordered to take in women until they reach 50/50 in the forces

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