Arthur/Martha sol­diers?

The West Australian - - AGENDA -

Noth­ing in this coun­try ap­pears to be im­mune from in­san­ity.

“Any ADF can­di­date with gen­der dys­pho­ria is as­sessed by De­fence Force-Re­cruit­ing on an in­di­vid­ual ba­sis, against the in­her­ent re­quire­ments of ser­vice and in ac­cor­dance with the De­fence Health Man­ual,” the Aus­tralian De­fence Force ad­vice says.

So tax­pay­ers are fund­ing to the tune of more than $1 mil­lion for sur­gi­cal con­ver­sion of de­fence force Arthurs who would rather be Marthas.

Re­ally, how can the tax­payer be re­spon­si­ble for a sol­dier’s gen­der-change surgery? And surely any po­ten­tial re­cruits with such ex­treme men­tal is­sues have no place in the ADF. John Bandy, Scar­bor­ough

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