Australian Conservatives leader and South Australian Senator Cory Bernardi has declared women shouldn’t be allowed to serve on the front line in combat roles.
Women in the Australian Defence Force have been allowed in combat roles since 2013 but an exemption in the Sex Discrimination Act still allows discrimination against women being given those positions.
A proposal to remove that exemption has been flagged and Senator Bernardi has told 2GB’s Ben Fordham he strongly disagrees.
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This is Senator Bernardi’s reasoning behind the position he has advocated today.