Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Bonzer Defence Spending

IAIN DALE IS AWAY - SHANE GREER IS STANDING IN

Bill Bryson once remarked that Australia is “mostly empty and a long way away”, but one thing (well, really one of a couple of things) that clearly isn’t empty in Australia are the coffers of the Royal Australian Navy.

Indeed at a time when the British armed forces find themselves under-funded and under-supplied, the Aussies have expanded their defence spending into a unique area.

[Note: avoiding puns in this post was incredibly difficult and required a great deal of restraint. On a more serious note though, it's good to know our allies are well equipped...]

7 comments:

Harry Basset said...

I am sure I have read reports of our MOD paying for breast implants for UK servicewomen. In the interests of equality surely they should also pay for penis enlargement surgery for males in the forces. Who paid for Mike jacksons facial surgery?

Sam said...

All shipshape and Bristol fashion?

I'll get me coat...

Anonymous said...

Can only be good for morale.

Captain Meltdown said...

Right.

Top ten reasons to join the Australian navy?

Top twenty Tasmanian blogs?

Come on, you know yo want to...

Theo Spark said...

Shane do try and keep up!!

4micah said...

Unbelievable. No employer should pay for cosmetic surgery unless it's needed to correct a gross deformity or an injury.

Women shouldn't be allowed into the armed forces because it increases costs, creates distraction (pregnancy, sexual harassment, adultery, etc.), and is not a significant source of recruitment. It offends our pc-conditioned sensibilities to hear this, but it's indisputable.

Anonymous said...

This is such a complete non-story.

Only two women benefited, for heaven's sake. If those two had benefited in different years, then it would only have been one each year.

And one swallow does not a summer make. Typical anti-public sector tosh from a paper that should know better.