Thanks Crystal for the post.
It seems that our civil laws do not apply to the military. Any one else would be responsible for a criminal act, even if accidental, and be the subject of the Law system.
A defence chief has apologised over a massive bushfire in NSW that destroyed homes after being sparked during a military training exercise west of Sydney.
The State Mine bushfire continued to rage at an emergency level between Lithgow and the Blue Mountains today, more than a week after it began during explosives training on army land.
Acting Chief of Defence, Air Marshall Mark Binskin (pictured above), says a small fire that started during a routine training exercise at Marrangaroo on October 16 was responsible for the blaze, which has burnt out nearly 50,000 hectares of land.
“I do apologise, because it has been identified that this fire was the start of this mine fire,” he told reporters at Rural Fire Service headquarters.
“We’ll ascertain the facts as part of our own inquiry but what I do know to date is it was an explosives activity, it was a demolition activity…
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