Army Dumps Hastie

In a story beyond parody, the Australian Army has declared the only violence it is capable of committing is to cut off its own nose to spite its face. Former defence force personnel, who have already established a serious aptitude and inclination for serving their country, are apparently not allowed to advertise that fact if their new position involves also serving their country on either side of the political divide in the state or federal government.  Active defence force personnel marching in uniform in the Sydney “LGBTQAAIP” Mardi Gras is perfectly fine and apolitical, however. Just don’t criticise it or you’ll have to fund a court case to overturn your dismissal.