Single Diggers to lose annual free flights home

Discussion in 'The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr' started by jack404, May 24, 2012.

  1. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    lost medical , lost dental lost home loans lost respect , what else is new from this government ?

    ABOUT 22,000 unmarried military personnel will lose their annual free flights home because of Budget cuts aimed at boosting the Government's surplus.
    The benefit has been in place for decades and allows unmarried Defence members based in places far from home, such as Darwin or Townsville, to be reunited with their family at Christmas.


    Navy sailors received two flights and trainees three. They have now been cut to one only for under-21s.
    About 27,000 Australian Defence Force members are single and about 5000 of those are under 21. Married troops posted away from families are entitled to six free reunion flights a year. That benefit is also under review.
    Defence chief General David Hurley yesterday confirmed all allowances and entitlements were under review, but he was not aware of any change to the married reunion travel.
    He argued the free airfare for older single people was outdated. He said it was in place when he joined the army 40 years ago when salaries were low and airfares were very expensive from such places as Townsville.
    "The world's changed since that was introduced. You get cheaper airfares, communications are different the town is not so isolated any more," General Hurley said.
    "Do we really need to subsidise 30 or 40-year-olds for a trip home each year?"
    One soldier said airfares might be cheap on a general's salary, but the cut was another example of picking the low-hanging fruit. He said it smacked of discrimination as married members received six free flights a year.
    Defence funding was cut by $5.5 billion in the Budget and it is estimated the unmarried travel cut will save just $15 million a year - or $681 for each single member over 21 - from this July 1.
    General Hurley also revealed the number of senior military officers, which has grown by 70 per cent in recent years, would be cut by a dozen jobs when the Afghanistan mission was over in 2014. Australian Strategic Policy budget expert Mark Thomson released his annual defence budget analysis yesterday showing personnel costs for Defence stand at $10.4 billion a year.

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  2. terryu1

    terryu1 Armed Infidel

    Oct 16, 2009
    NE Pennsylvania
    Yes Jack, and this administration thinks that the military will back him if he tries to pass of the crap he is planning for his second term. If the revolt starts the military would never back him.

  3. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    but here's the stupidity

    your in the ghan , you cop a wound, your gonna be laid up a few weeks so you pull a leave request and convalescent leave request and you can get home most times for a couple weeks

    now that too has to be paid for ..
  4. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
    Why do the libs hate and despise the military?
    I don't get it.
  5. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    the very make up of a volunteer force scares the libs,

    folks who will do what is need to keep others safe . themselves ..

    to them its nuts and a threat to what they want as they realise the big part of the military will side with the people in the face of a dictatorship , thats how sick they be ..
  6. terryu1

    terryu1 Armed Infidel

    Oct 16, 2009
    NE Pennsylvania
    By all means the troops should be taken care of FIRST. No question or thought required.
  7. cutter

    cutter New Member

    Aug 3, 2008
    Why don't they cut some of the entitlements for the lazy sh#$s that are home on the couch? I would never say a word about flying the millitary wherever they wanted to go at anytime!!! When is it all going to stop? I guess I already know the answer, but it still make my a#$ burn!!!!:tapfoot:
    Last edited: May 24, 2012
  8. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    we've mosques to build and islam only hospitals to build and illegal immigrants arriving daily all with their hands out too

    a friend who's son is on a navy ship , the son got in trouble for filming one of the illegals demanding to know where his house and new car was

    he' knows he can expect freebies when he arrives ,

    but that put the whole government program into a bad light so the young sailor got rep'd ..
    and the illegal got his welfare and house
  9. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest

    What if the guy was gay and unmarried?
  10. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    then he could say he was victimised and everyone would jump , but his life in the unit would be hell after

    gay no one gives a hoot if you do your job

    become a loud mouth crying prissy and your history .. they'll get rid of you

    no-one needs that , as we've all seen how those prissy end up

    on of yours handed over 14million classified documents he stole and used his gayness to justify it ( shoot him , shoot him with a firing squad )

    another in the UK sabotaged shells so they killed the shooters ( only killed 2 before the brits caught on

    this is the reality of openly gay troops

    they dont get their own way they'll throw a tantrum and generally try to kill people in the process

    then claim its all justified in the name of their perversion ..
    Last edited: May 24, 2012
  11. Insulation Tim

    Insulation Tim Well-Known Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Just like little girls.
  12. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    and why we call em prissies
  13. 25yretcoastie

    25yretcoastie Member

    Aug 27, 2011
    Fort Pierce Fl
    Great reading guys and I agree 1000%
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