More than 60 women had signed up for combat roles in the Australian military such as in the infantry and as tank crews since gender restrictions were lifted last year from the most dangerous defence jobs, an official said on Tuesday.
Australian government apologised to the victims of ‘physical, mental and sexual abuse’, who were meted out mistreatment of any sort over last six decades.
Defence Minister Stephen Smith said that the govt has accepted the review report and that the Chief of Defence Forces had been tasked to implement it.
The Australian military has been
rocked by a sex scandal after a 23-year-old soldier was
arrested over the alleged rape of a civilian woman at a
ADF has allowed persons who are gay or lesbian to serve openly since 1992.
Australia`s Defence Force members are allegedly linked to gay-hate campaign.
Day in Pics: 28th August
August 28, 2014
Bipasha at launch event for Delhi Half Marathon