Topic: On The Record
It is with deep regret the Australian Defence Force can confirm the death of a Royal Australian Navy member.
The Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett has released a statement addressing the change.org online petition in relation to the murder of Kate Malonyay and concerns about Navy's commitment to stand up and speak out about domestic violence issues.
Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, has issued an ‘on the record’ statement, reporting that “several sailors have had their employment terminated or have been issued with notices of cause for termination” for inappropriately using social media.
Today in the Australian newspaper there was an article titled Times up for Navy Asylum Fleet. This article discussed the Armidale Class Patrol Boat Fleet. There were a number of errors in the article.
The article in the Sydney Morning Herald entitled ‘Submarine fleet a gold plated farce facing a reckoning’ which appeared on Monday 20 January contains a number of errors of fact.
The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, has gone on the record to correct media reporting in News Corp newspapers on Tuesday, 31 December 2013, in the article ‘Asylum seeker missions wearing down Navy’s fleet’.
It is important that I place on the record my deep concern regarding the reporting over the last few weeks in both new and old media that discredits the conduct of members of the Royal Australian Navy in Border Protection operations.