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#Cabinet documents detail resistance to allowing #homosexuals to serve in #Australian #military

#Cabinet documents detail resistance to allowing #homosexuals to serve in #Australian #military

Cabinet documents detail resistance to allowing homosexuals to serve in Australian military By Defence reporter Andrew Greene Updated January 01, 2017 01:31:05 Photo: The ban preventing homosexuals for joining the Australian Defence Force was lifted in 1992. (Australian Defence Force) Related Story: Army chief wants more diverse military Related Story: US closer to ending military gay ban Map: Australia The Keating Government was warned that allowing homosexuals into the military could destroy group cohesion and affect the ability of the Defence Force to attract young recruits, according to newly released Cabinet documents. Previously top secret Cabinet papers from 1992 and 1993, made public today by the National Archives of Australia, detail how Paul Keating's cabinet grappled over whether to lift a ban on gays and lesbians entering the military. The "cabinet-in-confidenc...

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