Extra 2600 troops for Australian Army

Discussion in 'Multinational HQ' started by Duke_of_Edinburgh, Aug 24, 2006.

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  1. Here the story from today's Sydney Morning Herald. Well done John Howard for putting his money where his mouth is. We need something similar, but it won't happen.

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/extra-2600-troops-for-army/2006/08/24/1156012657481.html
     

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  2. All the better for us Brits, even more should now be able to move 'downunder'.

    See you all there :)
     
  3. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    What a refreshing story - a politician, albeit not British( :cry: ) who is backing his troops to the hilt because he is far sighted enough to see that what is happening today will not go away overnight.

    Not only raising 2 new battalions of but ensuring that pay keeps up with civvies so that recruitment can be attractive to youngsters.

    Almost unbelievable.
     
  4. Auld-Yin,

    That would never catch on here!
     
  5. But I don't do it for the money - it's living the dream that counts!!
     
  6. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    It is nice to see someone happy with the annual pay jousts. Did Gordon Brown pay you to say that?
     
  7. You're having a fcukin laugh aren't you - he pays fcuk all - no actually that's b0ll0x I get paid on the following scales:

    Evading immigration allowance - house & playstations & stuff
    Job Seekers Allowance
    Legal Aid
    Free access to the NHS
    More Legal Aid
    Schooling for my kids
    Some more Legal Aid

    So I'm fcukim minted....but it means nothing to me - living the dream