This is nuts. Can someone please tell the Sex Discrimination Commissioner Muppet that the Military is not a Tupperware party?
Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, wants the ADF to fundamentally rethink the way it selects its leaders. She wants to temper the warrior culture that traditionally sees the most senior officers in army, navy and airforce come from backgrounds in combat or command. And she wants to open up more ''gateways'' to the top Defence jobs from other areas within the military such as logistics, human services and health, where the 14 per cent of the ADF who are female tend to be clustered.
''Senior leadership positions in all three services are traditionally appointed from categories in which women have been precluded, or in which they are under-represented,'' she says.
So the ADF will have to create ''pathways [for leadership] through non-war fighting categories''. To this end, she has raised the idea of positive discrimination for women in a few key areas, such as entry to the senior defence colleges, which is one well-trodden path for promotion to the most senior roles.
The Australian Military’s role is to kill those who threaten our freedom.
War is hell and politically correct Muppet’s like Ms. Broderick should stick to civilian issues and bud out of the Military.