A source has told 2GB’s Ben Fordham that the Australian Defence Force (ADF) is forking out thousands of taxpayer dollars to resign army logos that feature death-style iconography.
A current serving Sergeant of the ADF has told Ben Fordham that the 5th Brigade Commander is giving units under his command up to $16,000 of taxpayers' money to resign the company’s logo and supply soldiers with new PT shirts, jumpers and hats to comply with the ban.
Australian Conservatives member and former ADF member Bernard Gaynor says it’s going to cost a lot more than that if its rolled out army-wide.
Normally these items are paid for out of the soldier’s pockets but if this directive goes Army-wide, most units would need to redesign their unit logos.
Money wasted on this politically correct exercise could have been spent on training and new equipment.
This comes after Defence Chief Angus Campbell said he was “watering down” his decision to ban symbols including skulls, crossbones and the Phantom or Punisher symbols.
Australian Conservatives' Victorian director and former SAS soldier, Kevin Bailey, was critical of the ADF top brass removing 'death iconography' when it was first announced.
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