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2017 10 17 Senate

Minister for Defence, Senator The Hon Marise Payne, answered questions about transgender health care in the Australian Defence Force during question time on Monday.

Here is what she said:

I thank Senator Hanson for her question.

Let me be very clear: the Defence Force regulations mandate that Defence provide necessary health care to all Defence members. Defence Force members are not individually covered by Medicare.

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Criss-crossing many foreign battle lines, True Colours is the unflinchingly honest and inspirational account of one remarkable woman’s venerable military career in the British military and the struggle she overcame while grappling with gender identity on the quest for acceptance.

In the global theatre of contemporary warfare, courage and endurance are crucial for overcoming adversity.

However, for Caroline Paige, a jet and helicopter navigator in the Royal Air Force, adversity was a common companion both on and off the field of battle.

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