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Australian defense chief bans ''woke'' events in military
 
Taking the exact opposite path of the Biden administration's Defense Secretary, Australian Minister of Defense Peter Dutton has banned all "woke" events it that country's military, saying that they detract from the military's mission and from defense readiness.  The ban was announced in a strongly worded memo to military leaders.  He also banned changing language like pronouns to pander to woke groups.
 
"To meet these important aims [of defense readiness], changing language protocols and those events such as morning teas where personnel are encouraged to wear particular clothes in celebration are not required and should cease."

"I’ve been very clear to the chiefs that I will not tolerate discrimination. But we are not pursuing a woke agenda," Dutton wrote in the order. "Our task is to build up the morale in the Australian Defence Force and these woke agendas don’t help"

As for those accusing the defense chief of not representing "diversity" well, his response as spelled out in the ban order pointed out that the nation's military "represents the people of Australia" and therefore "must at all times be focused on our primary mission to protect Australia’s national security interests."

Dutton emphasized, "We must not be putting effort into matters that distract from this" - suggesting that 'rainbow tea events' certainly do distract from the mission.

A series of teas within the military celebrating LGBTQ triggered Dutton's ban.  One of them involved an obscene twerking dance act.
 

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