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Australian Army reservists to be compulsorily called out to respond to more bushfires, natural disasters and coronavirus-style crises – ABC News

Thousands of Australian Defence Force personnel will be deployed to more frequent natural disasters and COVID-style crises on home soil, in what a senior ADF official…

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Thousands of Australian Defence Force personnel will be deployed to more frequent natural disasters and COVID-style crises on home soil, in what a senior ADF official describes as a “paradigm shift” focused on the impacts of climate change.
Key points:

  • ADF officers will increasingly be called upon to respond to natural disasters and domestic crises as part of a “paradigm shift” for Australia’s military
  • The ADF has been warning for years it will be stretched by increasing disasters and unrest caused…

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