Senate debates

Monday, 24 November 2014

Questions without Notice

Australian Defence Force

2:54 pm

Photo of Stephen ConroyStephen Conroy (Victoria, Australian Labor Party, Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate) Share this | Hansard source

My question is to Senator Johnston, the Minister for Defence. I refer the minister to the government's unfair pay deal for Australian Defence Force personnel that cuts their real pay and conditions and an article on the website on 6 November where an unnamed soldier says:

… the government that I have sworn to protect and serve, and that up to this point have been enormously proud to do so, has signed off on a deal that is essentially a kick in the teeth to every Soldier, Airmen, & Sailor.

Will the minister listen to this sailor and ensure that the government reconsiders this despicable decision?


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