This, ladies and gentlemen iIs one righteously pissed off General.
“If that does not suit you, then get out,”
“You may find an employer where your attitude and behavior is acceptable, but I doubt it.”
“If you’re not up to it, then find something else to do with your life,”
“There is not place for you amongst this band of brothers and sisters.”
The previous scandal he refers to is the 2011 Skype Scandal
The a charges come after an incident earlier this year when an 18-year-old female air force cadet had consensual sex with a male cadet.The BBC reports
It is alleged that unknown to her the male cadet filmed the encounter on a webcam and streamed the video to six other cadets watching in another room.
The incident led to an Australian Federal Police investigation and a series of defence department-initiated inquiries into the treatment of women within the armed forces.
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Australian military investigates 'explicit emails'
Australia's army has launched an investigation after explicit and derogatory emails circulated over the last three years were uncovered.From the Australian Army
Although details of the emails have not been disclosed, they have been described as "highly inappropriate" and demeaning about female staff members.
Three people have been suspended and 14 are under investigation, officials say.
This comes after a government report last year detailed several incidents of abuse in the military.
Army chief Lieutenant-General David Morrison said this inquiry revolves around the production and distribution of "highly inappropriate" material over the last three years.
CA on unacceptable behaviour allegations
The investigations relate to evidence that a group of officers and non-commissioned officers of the Australian Army allegedly produced and distributed highly inappropriate material demeaning women, across both Defence computer systems and the public internet.
The production and distribution of the material dates back to 2010 and also appears to make veiled reference to drug use.
“There is no place for this behaviour in our Army, and in a Defence Force that prides itself on teamwork, courage and respect, and where women and men work alongside each other as colleagues and professionals,” Lieutenant General Morrison said.
“It brings the Australian Army into disrepute and betrays all those whose service has established its enviable status among our citizens.
“I am, of course, cognisant of the need to keep an open mind and to let the evidence speak in regard to how these men are dealt with, but I view the allegations that are being made in the gravest light.”
The three Army members already suspended are the subject of an ongoing investigation by New South Wales Police.
The Army today initiated action to consider the suspension of another five members who are the subject of a parallel Australian Defence Force Investigative Service (ADFIS) investigation into a number of alleged Service offences. The ADFIS investigation is also ongoing.
Pending the outcome of the ongoing ADFIS investigation, the Army may consider further suspension decisions against nine others if the circumstances warrant.
ADFIS is also investigating a further 90 individuals who have been identified as peripheral to the group’s email exchanges. These 90 individuals are predominantly Army members.