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Marise Payne was deputy chair to Turnbull at the Australian Republican Movement

I've always been puzzled by the insertion of the bumbling, inept but female Marise Payne as Australia's defence minister.

ADF personnel hate her.  She's distant, school-maamish, scheming and selfish.

But until today I didn't know about this:


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We are indebted to reader Dennis Thompson and his wonderful website for the following extract:

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I've never heard Turnbull or Payne refer to this piece of history.

It explains a lot.

I've checked Payne's Wikipedia entry, her own website and her parliamentary bio - zip on the Turnbull connection:

The personal website features this photo - like her role in the ARM, it seems to be from a long time ago.

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The unnaturally thin Payne does admit she's a Republican in her maiden speech - but there's no mention of her antecedents working for The Chairman.

Isn't that the sort of thing voters should know about?

Particularly when they have a Minister for Defence supervising our fighting men painting their fingernails with pink nail polish?

Lest We Forget.