Defence minister ‘really bad’ at preparing Australia for war: Labor

Defence Minister Peter Dutton is good at garnering headlines, but “very terrible” at preparing Australia for war, according to Labor Senator Murray Watt.

“Anyone can make comments like Peter Dutton’s, but he and every other defence minister in this government have demonstrated that they are totally incapable of actually preparing Australia for war and ensuring our defense capabilities is what it should be,” he added.

Mr Dutton had previously warned Australia that it needed to prepare for war.

Mr Dutton told media, “The only way to preserve peace is to prepare for conflict and to be strong as a country, not to cower, not to be on bended knee and be weak, that’s the fact.”

Senator Watt, the shadow minister for Northern Australia, told media that Labor differs from the Coalition on defense by doing more than “making pledges and making announcements.”

“We actually deliver,” he continued, “and that’s where this government has failed so miserably.”

“They’ve made all kinds of promises, all kinds of statements, and they like to use big words, but when you look at what they’ve done, they’ve actually made the country less safe under their watch – through poor management of our relationship with Pacific nations and by failing to deliver the defense capability that our country requires.”

Latest articles

China: Private firm introduces ‘unhappy leaves’ for those who are not happy to work

Yu Donglai, the founder and chairman of Pang Dong Lai, has introduced a novel concept called "unhappy leave" for his employees, aimed at fostering...

Canada hands title over 200 islands to Haida Nation

After prolonged negotiations, the province of British Columbia has acknowledged this intrinsic bond by agreeing that the title to over 200 islands off Canada’s...

Poorest countries got worse due to Covid pandemic

The World Bank has issued a stark warning about the severe repercussions of the pandemic on the world's most impoverished nations, highlighting a disturbing...

Italy: Free wine in restaurant if you give up phones

Al Condominio, a unique Italian restaurant located in the northern city of Verona, is enticing diners with an innovative offer: a free bottle of...

Related articles