Marise Payne’s Defence Force discriminates against men

This would normally surprise.

But I’m just not sure anymore.

The world has drifted so far from the moorings of reality that crazy is the new normal.

I received a document earlier this week. It details Defence recruitment priorities over the next 12 months.

It’s pretty simple really. General enlistment jobs for soldiers, sailors and airmen are colour-coded red, orange and green. The trusty stoplight system.

Green jobs have recruiting targets now. Orange ones have targets for recruitment in 6-12 months. And red jobs are not priorities. There are no targets for these positions for at least the next 12 months.

Male infantry roles are flagged with the red stoplight.

So are male armoured cavalry roles.

So are male combat engineer roles.

And so are male artillery roles.

According to Defence’s recruiting spreadsheet, blokes will not get a look-in for these roles until late 2018.

The details on this document are backed up by what I’ve been hearing as well. In fact, the informed word is that the Army has simply halted processing new male recruit applications for combat roles. Further, those who have already applied for front line positions are being told to withdraw their applications or to apply for a job that’s a little less warlike.

Now, don’t get me wrong. Let me be very clear.

Do not mistakenly assume that the Army is simply not currently recruiting people for combat jobs. It is.

Nor are these positions ‘full’. They aren’t.

That is very clear in the document as well.

It’s just that the only people who have the green light for recruitment into warfighting roles within the Army over the next 12 months are female.

There’s just one exception.

I have also been informed, verbally, that if you happen to be hindered with the unfortunate attribute of being male but you are lucky enough to be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent then you may apply for these jobs too.

This recruitment strategy comes after the Chief of Army’s speech on International Women’s Day spruiking the idea of doubling the number of females inside the baggy green skin. It also follows the introduction of new politically-correct indoctrination courses being run in Army brigades that focus on things like gender diversity.

Like I said, this should surprise. It seems unbelievable. But, then again, we are in 2017 and the Australian Human Rights Commission has been running amok inside the military for far too long. Even after former Chief of Army, David Morrison, broke down and started wearing high heels, this mob kept going.

It won’t stop until the rest of the ADF is in high heels too.

Along the way, our nation’s military capability will suffer. And an institution that has been cherished by millions of Australian families will turn its back on them.

Defence has declared war on white, Anglo-Australian males. It is openly discriminating against them.

The Australian Defence Force does not want people like you because of your race. That makes #yourADF (as senior generals and admirals like to hashtag about on Twitter) a racist organisation that is really only #somepeoplesADF. It’s such a shame really.

When I served there were hardworking and dedicated Australians from all backgrounds. They worked well together because they came together as a single team, with one mission and where everyone was expected to do their job and respected when they did.

It’s very different now. And it is shown very clearly in Defence’s latest recruitment campaign.

Everyone is picked due to their minority status. And everyone gets a guernsey except the poor ol’ white fella.


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The New Age Defence Force doesn’t advertise with VC winners. But it does use a guy who went to Saudi Arabia on the Defence Force dime to participate in a Koran recitation contest to get recruits through the door.

I’ll let you guess, for the time being, which smiley face above did that.

But don’t take my own word for this. Read Defence’s own documents.

Two years ago, a glossy report with the Defence Force logo on it surfaced after careful consideration in the elite world of academia. And it stated this about Anglo-Australian males:

Compared to the wider community, Defence is an Anglo-Australian, male-dominated organisation.

Such a demographic profile is no longer desirable or sustainable.

Defence clearly has no desire for Anglo-Australian males at the moment. Which means they are being actively discriminated against for recruitment.

And that means the number of them in the Defence Force is most certainly unsustainable. It can hardly be otherwise if the military head honchos won’t let them in the front door.

It is abundantly apparent that this report is now being put into action in a big way. In what should give some comfort to North Korean megalomaniacs, this report also identified that the focus on battlefield courage was a barrier to the integration of minorities into our fighting forces:

It is primarily the Anglo-Australian male soldier renowned for acts of courage in battle who is iconised as the ideal identity in the organisation. Yet other values are just as meaningful for the organisation. This normative language practice excludes other values and other people.

It went on to state:

To counter this kind of inadvertent but systemic exclusivity, it is important that the organisation exemplifies more values than just those values related to tenacity, such as courage, and at the same time creates new kinds of heroes. In an inculcated culture such as Defence, values have a serious role to play in the formation of identity in military members. The effective inculcation of a potentially diverse demographic is at stake.

So it won’t be long before courage is out in order to get minorities in.

The problem the New Age Army has, however, is that the New Age plan has some problems.

From what I’ve been told, only three females have applied for jobs in the infantry in recent times across the entirety of Australia. And two of them were deemed unsuitable, even though the physical requirement for recruit candidates is the ability to eke out four push-ups.

Most likely, if you can’t do that, then you’re probably already on the way to hospital. Or the morgue.

So despite this plan, don’t expect to see battalions of females marching around anytime soon.  The Army might want ‘em but the love is only one way. The vast majority of Australian women are simply not interested. And you know what, that is actually normal and natural.

Of course, Army recruiters have been told that if there are no suitable females but a qualified male is ready to go, they still cannot enlist him.

I hate to tell it to you guys, but you’re being ignored even if you are stronger, fitter, faster. That’s how it swings in the post-Liz Broderick/David Morrison Army.

And if you think the Army has lost the plot, things are even worse in the other services.

Only one of the 18 jobs currently a recruitment target priority for the Navy is open to males. And in the Royal Australian Air Force, all seven jobs listed as a recruitment target in the next six months are for women.

The good news, blokes, is that Defence is happy to make exceptions for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander persons. And, according to a very unhappy recruitment adviser, no one ever checks if people actually do have such an ethnic background.

And who’s to know what indigenous really means anyway? Plus it’s also rude to pry too deeply.

So if you’re born in Australia, maybe you are a native after all.

Failing that, you could also claim to be a women. That seems to work a treat these days too.

Meanwhile, spare a thought for those serving the nation in the midst of this madness.

They can see the top brass have lost the plot. They know if they speak up they will lose their job. And they are telling me that if they do their job and implement these plans, it could well lead disaster.

As I was told by one brave individual this week, the concern is that Defence’s PC madness will not change until someone dies.

And I’m hearing the same story from other men and women serving in the military as well (yes even the girls are telling me this is insanity).

The Defence Force doers who protect this nation, the soldiers, sailors and airmen, are not just prepared to face an external enemy. They are enduring the dangerous and politically-correct morale black holes behind them as well.

And they work in a department overseen by Marise Payne. Don’t expect anything to change anytime soon…

Author: Bernard Gaynor

Bernard Gaynor is a married father of nine children. He has a background in military intelligence, Arabic language and culture and is an outspoken advocate of conservative and family values.

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  1. Can we be provided a link to the Defence Recruiting Priorities spreadsheet

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  2. I feel so sorry for Australia. The way things are going, re the above, the South Aust. Police re recruitment and our governments. We are in some much debt but can afford to throw millions of dollars overseas,. We cannot tolerate the Liberal Government and but look at the alternative. It makes a grown man I mean woman sorry person cry.

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  3. Global Fire Power index ranks Indonesia 14th, with Australia 22nd, in military capacity. That Marise Payne creature is a gift to Indonesia, and she has to know it, for her treason is palpable. For perspective, Russia is ranked 2nd. She – not just her, knows these rankings, and if she doesn’t, what’s she doing there ? She is clearly wanting to bring forward a invasion of Australia, for she would know that the ultimate in Political Correctness, the physical weakening of a country’s defence forces is something that Indonesia does not, and would not, allow for itself, but in respect of PC Australia, they would have difficulty in concealing their mirth.

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  4. Males have been discriminate against in the family courts forever looks like the ADF are just trying to catch up..

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  5. Call the ADF or Marise Payne(in-the-arse) what you want.They are the most feckless bureau in any branch of government.Just to show the double-speak
    this administration exhibits, I’ll paste the URL to show you the report of unconscious bias study that was conducted by the government right here-

    If ‘Big Sis’ Payne says there is a problem with recruiting discrimination, then she needs to call off this quota garbage-but I have my doubts she will do it. The real enemy is not Russia, China, DPRK or Iran, it is our politicians and ADF yes-men and women who go for this narrative.

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  6. ANZACs would be turning in their grave

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  7. To explain the so called stoplight system. This indicates the number of suitable candidates in the recruiting pipeline against the recruiting target for specific ECN/Category/Mustering as set by the Services. Green means vacancies exist. Orange means targets nearly reached and red means either full targets achieved or sufficient suitable candidates in the pipeline to fill future needs. Simple and no underhanded tactics as some wish to believe.

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    • Thanks Paul. You just proved the point again.

      And even made it worse.

      Because you’re saying if a male and female both walk in and apply for infantry on Monday they’ll get different responses.

      The man will be told the jobs are filled for 12 months.

      The woman will be recruited.

      This will occur regardless of who was the better candidate and entirely on the basis of gender.

      And, finally, why are the female jobs green? It’s because women simply are not interested.

      The army is holding jobs open for people who will never apply and turning away the men who are.

      It is called insanity.

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  8. I was hoping this wasn’t an April fool joke but to my dismay it turns out to be true ,what in heaven’s name is this government doing and when can we vote them out , but look who is waiting to get in government the labor party and it’s left wing policies and their acolytes the greens, are we in trouble or what? .

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  9. If you are white male and you wish to join the armed forces all you have to do is simply play the PC brigades game and identify as female or indigenous and this cannot be disputed as it would be discrimination.

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  10. Bernard, I thought I was reading a script to a Monty Python movie. I laughed just as loud.

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  11. Marise has her script. And she had better stick to it if she values her job, which is to provide her ministerial assistance in stuffing up Australia.

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  12. My 17 year old son has had an application to join the ADF (Airforce) for over 6 months now.. In that time he has been doing physical training, and has attended his first interview. Two days ago he was informed that there was no positions available for him, despite him being told that a position could be coming up this financial year. Two days after being called telling him there is no job, today I read about the complete embarrassment about the openly discriminant recruit application of males and females. I have contacted the ministers of defences office and other adf recruitment agencies. Upon contacting the ADF recruiting I get no where, they have been told what to say, they suggested I ring the 1800333362 number, however, upon doing so, and making an attempt to make a complaint in regards to the discrimination allegations that have been released they tell me that there is no truth to the release of information and that as a result they will not investigate the matter or take a complaint. For this to have some serious legs can you please provide any documentation or proof that this form of discrimination exists, and further to that, if so, has there been any talk of a class action against the ADF at all.

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    • Brenton docs are on the way…

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    • It appears that the Sex Discrimination Act makes ‘positive discrimination’ lawful:


      Special measures intended to achieve equality
      (1) A person may take special measures for the purpose of achieving substantive equality between:

      (a) men and women; or

      (aa) people who have different sexual orientations; or

      (ab) people who have different gender identities; or

      (ac) people who are of intersex status and people who are not; or

      (b) people who have different marital or relationship statuses; or

      (c) women who are pregnant and people who are not pregnant; or

      (d) women who are potentially pregnant and people who are not potentially pregnant; or

      (e) women who are breastfeeding and people who are not breastfeeding; or

      (f) people with family responsibilities and people without family responsibilities.

      (2) A person does not discriminate against another person under section 5, 5A, 5B, 5C, 6, 7, 7AA or 7A by taking special measures authorised by subsection (1).

      (3) A measure is to be treated as being taken for a purpose referred to in subsection (1) if it is taken:

      (a) solely for that purpose; or

      (b) for that purpose as well as other purposes, whether or not that purpose is the dominant or substantial one.

      (4) This section does not authorise the taking, or further taking, of special measures for a purpose referred to in subsection (1) that is achieved.

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      • bernard i would think it better if you didnt mention this. Only because i think it will be amazing for DoD or some pollie to say it is fine and legal because it is positive discrimination against capable people voluntering for a job women wont.

    • Your son is obviously applying for a very popular or a job that has very limited vacancies. Would you make the same statement if your son was applying for a civvy job where only one person gets the gig? I think not.

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  13. What qualifications does Marise Payne have? POLITICAL CORRECTNESS is making a joke of our Country!

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  14. I am just gob smacked at this
    What a load of garbage
    All for women in the ADF in all roles but not because they are just women

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  15. Plainly what is needed is a team of Amazonian Real Women to replace the male old women heading the ADF. What, if anything, are the highly salaried Coalition denizens of the national sound chamber doing to reverse the prostitution of the ADF to preposterous politically correct agendas?
    Long overdue is a public campaign to demand the replacement of Marise Payne with a competent male.

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  16. We have just seen the outcomes of CULTURAL DIVERSITY in ABF. WHO hired a man in a security sensitive department without proper screening?

    An individual who corrupted the department from within, passing on sensitive information allowing Middle Easter Organised Crime to flourish, and gang land crime violence to prosper.


    Yet here we see the ADF, under instruction from a person who is OBVIOUSLY peddling a political agenda, to destroy the AUSTRALIAN DEFENSE FORCE, the one we all rely on to protect us from enemy invasion.

    TREASON COMES TO MIND OVER AND OVER AGAIN….THE AGENDA? To weaken out strength to fight and therefore capitulate to foreign invasion.

    In this case, THE ENEMY IS WITHIN.

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  17. Four push-ups? Payne would probably collapse watching someone doing one push-up.

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    • The only way Payne could do ANY pushups is with the assistance of a team of engineers manning a hydraulic lift.
      Sorry – did I say “manning”?
      I meant, of course, “personing”.

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  18. In the up coming was with North Korea, Malcolm TurdBull has promised the USA our help.

    Yep & Australia is at the ready with the most formidable force of Diversity Wear It Purple Rainbow Ribbon touting Champions the world has ever seen. If NK thought it was Stalinist Communist then they’re going to get their shorts downed & whooped about the arse by the roughest toughest meanest angriest diversity warriors on the planet.

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  19. Well, clearly, they are discriminating against the elderly, the disabled and the intellectually challenged… why can’t they all join the Army too? Surely, they can contribute to the cultural diversity we so desperately need to defend us against the likes of Nth Korea!

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  20. Well chaps. Get on to your local member and make him aware of this absolute disgrace.

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  21. I’m sorry but when did “the best person for the job” become obsolete? Ah yes, that’s right, when we started pandering to minority groups. And all this at a time when we’re fighting ISIS and the possibility of war with North Korea.


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    • Israel Secret Intelligence Service.

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    • I hope lots of women are recruited to allow for maternity leave ! Oops, i shouldn’t mention that topic.

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  22. This isn’t just an ADF thing, it’s been happening in the fire & rescue services of Australia for some time now. The truth is that a lot of women have no interest in such roles.
    These organisations use a term called “positive descrimination” which is government PC made up term that no matter what still descriminates just the descriminated are the majority.

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  23. Diversity on the battle field will not win wars. Historically this is so. Armies are filled with warriors in uniforms….not diversiforms! My entire military career was made up of courses and activities to tone down my individuality and enhance my cohesiveness within the machine. Diversity within the ‘cogs’ can only cause the machine to operate inefficiently, or not at all.

    This is why traditionally soldiers march in a unified step and not in a uncoordinated gaggle or mob. They are trained to think, react, anticipate and move as one overwhelming, terrifying and battlefield dominating machine.

    That is why they are (or have been) discriminated against in in their physical attributes, their values, their mechanical and social aptitudes, their genders, their intelligence and yes even their religion. You just do not want any individuals marching out of step when the machine is mobilised!

    In Ancient Rome the bundles of rods and axes were bound in uniformity as a symbol of strengh. What we have currently is more akin to a bouquet of flowers to represent our ‘strength and unity’.

    God help us! Our politicians won’t!

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  24. This is an absolute disgrace & makes a mockery & is a disservice against Servicemen & Servicewomen in our very Proud ADF Military history, of their deeds, valour & beliefs in a united & strong Service.
    WTF is going on in the mind of this incompetent & inexperienced Woman & her Advisors.
    Just setting our Proud ADF up for failure.

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  25. As a veteran & ex DDG stoker of 11 years I have no problem with women in combat roles but I do have a problem with PC targets being set to fill roles despite the safety of our troops , when will we fill the roles with the best person for the job regardless of gender , orientation or religion & abandon this madness, when will this government listen to the people who know instead of all the do-gooders, get rid of this defence minister she has know idea,PC targets have no place in in the defence force

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  26. Maybe a battalion of young males need to turn up at recruitment offices Australia wide in “frocks” to prove a point.
    But then again why should they demean themselves?
    The ADF brass mustn’t realise they are being anti diverse and anti equality by not recruiting males. What will be next, Selected breeding for the perfect non gender soldier???

    I said it once and i will keep saying it.
    “The ADF won’t be happy until it is issuing out handbags instead of rifles in it’s push for diversity and equality.”

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  27. How is this cow qualified to be a defence minister? She seems far more capable of raiding a pantry. “Diversity” is divisive and only serves to corrode the national identity.

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    • Given the recent calls to reinstate National Service then to fill these Nashos should be predominantly women?

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    • This is easily answered…SHE IS A MEMBER OF MALCOLM TURNBULL’S LIBERAL PARTY. Has it not been an unwritten law in business..”THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THE JOB”.

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