Media briefed on possible Israel embassy move before defence review

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Military chiefs grilled about when they knew prime minister was going to raise possibility of moving embassy to Jerusalem

The media were briefed about Australia’s proposal to consider moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem before defence force commanders were ordered to conduct a review of safety, evidence to Senate estimates on Wednesday revealed.

The chief of the defence force, Angus Campbell, told the foreign affairs and defence estimates hearing that it is better practice for the military to be told before the media about factors that influence “force protection measures”.

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Penny Wong gets chief of defence forces Angus Campbell to say YES best practice is for military to hear about policy changes before the media (a propos of proposal to consider moving Israel embassy to Jerusalem) #auspol #estimates pic.twitter.com/arWehZHCe5

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