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Male, Female Sailors On Subs To Be Assigned To Mixed Sleeping Areas

June 16 2011


The Australian military has announced that male and female enlisted sailors will use the same sleeping quarters on the Collins-class submarines, reports the Age (Australia).

Officers and non-commissioned officers have used mixed cabins for some time, though junior enlisted sailors were segregated by sex.

The announcement follows a decision to allow female soldiers in the Australian army to serve on the front lines within 18 months under new sex-neutral physical tests.


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