Opinion articles by the Australia Defence Association: 2019
Allegations of misconduct and worse by ADF Special Forces personnel have resulted in an independent Inquiry by the Inspector-General ADF (under administrative law) and an investigation by the AFP (under criminal law). Media and public interest in these inquiries has tended to focus, often sensationally, on personalities alleged to be involved, rather than discuss the allegations in their full contexts.
Each class of RAN patrol boat has needed to be bigger and more capable than its predecessor. There are clear capability development, operational and financial lessons from this progression.