Gen Z is turning away from military service in record numbers

By Robert Hoffmann, Maria Teresa Beamond
Updated June 10 2024 - 7:02pm, first published 12:42pm

The Australian Defence Force is facing an acute recruitment crisis. Only 80 per cent of the 69,000 personnel needed to meet future challenges have signed up. The government recently announced recruitment will be opened up to some foreign citizens to try to fill this gap.

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