Use of Social Media Influencers

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Senator the Hon Marise Payne

Minister for Defence

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  • Henry Budd (Minister Payne’s office) 0429 531 143
  • Defence Media (02) 6127 1999

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15 August 2018

The content of these posts and videos is completely unacceptable. This demonstrates inadequate due diligence by Defence and any such arrangements will cease immediately, subject to legal requirements.

The material is offensive and has no place in any relationship with the Australian Defence Force or the Defence organisation.

Defence will investigate who is responsible for inadequately checking these arrangements and appropriate steps will be taken.

This is an insult to the men and women of the ADF, the Defence organisation, and the Australian people.

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