“Down under” has something of a new connotation, in the RAN, and the ADF minister is all hot and bothered about it:
In a statement to Senate estimates yesterday, Defence Minister John Faulkner expressed disappointment that a fresh inquiry was required into allegations that a group of male sailors onboard HMAS Success ran a competition dubbed The Ledger in which bets were placed to have sex with female crew.
The claims, which surfaced last July on the Seven Network, involved bets of differing amounts being placed by male sailors who had challenged each other to have sex with female naval officers or lesbian sailors.
Other dares involved having sex in different locations on the warship including on top of a pool table.
I look forward to a full and open when the next report comes out.
Update: Pool table? On a warship?