3 Apr 2023

Defence Minister says addressing military exodus 'top priority'

From Midday Report, 12:15 pm on 3 April 2023

The Defence Minister says the rate of attrition raised alarm bells with him when he took over the portfolio.

The three services have lost nearly 30 percent of trained personnel, leaving several ships and aircraft unusable.

The Defence Force is now spending more than 60-million dollars to try and stop the exodus of people leaving the military for higher paying jobs with better working conditions.