Defence is currently prioritising women. Over capability.
And it’s prioritising indigenous Australians as well. Over capability.
And, of course, it’s gone political. Uniformed bodies marching down Oxford Street on Mardi Gras night with every left-wing political party in Australia is proof of that.
So how can anyone be surprised by this story in the Daily Telegraph:
THE Navy is investigating an anti-Australia Day Facebook post made under the name of a Cairns-based officer that included threats to spit on and burn the flag.
Micqaella O’Shane, also known as Micqaella Pryce, is understood to work at HMAS Cairns and the message appeared on January 26.
The message, which has been deleted, also featured a picture of her in a Navy uniform.
It will be very interesting to see where this goes. Remember, I was sacked for my views on marriage and Islam. But I did not express them in uniform. And they supported extant Commonwealth law (the laws Defence is there to protect).
Micqaella O’Shane appears to have dropped a photograph of her in uniform on her Facebook page and used that to support her offensive comments about our Australian flag. But sacking her might upset the female indigenous recruitment pool.
What a quandary.
Welcome to New Age Defence, where PC recruitment plans, politics and plain-old hypocrisy see the Australian Defence Force reduced to a laughing stock at war with the flag it serves.
Meanwhile, here’s a question for you: if you burnt an Aboriginal flag how long would it take before an 18c complaint limited your freedom of political communication?