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In Australia, troop deaths in combat remind the public of the terms of employment of Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel and raise the question of commensurate compensation. One community group is committed to the task of developing a ‘military covenant’ to articulate these terms and compensations based on the idea that the ‘unique nature’ of military service is an invocation of a social contract. But is a social contract really at the heart the Australian civil-military relationship?

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Carter, C. 2018. 'Social Contracts and the Australian Civil-Military Relationship'. Available at: https://theforge.defence.gov.au/article/social-contracts-and-australian-civil-military-relationship (Accessed: 22 June 2024).
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Carter, C. 2018. 'Social Contracts and the Australian Civil-Military Relationship'. Available at: https://theforge.defence.gov.au/article/social-contracts-and-australian-civil-military-relationship (Accessed: 22 June 2024).
Cate Carter, "Social Contracts and the Australian Civil-Military Relationship", The Forge, Published: August 20, 2018, https://theforge.defence.gov.au/article/social-contracts-and-australian-civil-military-relationship. (accessed June 22, 2024).
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