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Global weapons corporations lavish gifts on Australia’s top Defence personnel

Spoils of war? Weapons industry heavyweights wine and dine Defence top brass, Canberra Times  Michael Inman, Steven Trask, Markus Mannheim , 9 Mar 18 

Weapons industry heavyweights were among companies that lavished almost half a million dollars’ worth of hospitality and gifts on Australian Defence executives and top military personnel.

Government records show sovereign nations, arms manufacturers and private businesses furnished Defence staff with about $490,000 worth of gifts, sponsorships and hospitality in the past four years.

Defence staff are required to register the acceptance or soliciting of gifts, hospitality and sponsorship. The information is kept in a central ledger, which is not published publicly but was made available under freedom of information law.

Six of the world’s largest weapons manufacturers are listed on the register: Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Airbus, Thales and BAE Systems.

Among the declarations on the register were $117,821 worth of gifts, received from 2014 to 2017. ……. The Defence Department also logged more than $34,000 worth of hospitality. http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/spoils-of-war-weapons-industry-heavyweights-wine-and-dine-defence-top-brass-20180307-h0x5h7.html

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March 9, 2018 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, secrets and lies

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