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18 April 2010

Herald Sun (Melbourne)

The Defence Department spent $14 million on live ammunition for soldiers to train with in Australia last year, blasting more than 22 million rounds of small arms ammunition. With Australian forces serving overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan, defence chiefs continued to allow soldiers to train on home soil with live bullets instead of blanks. In Britain, defence forces are increasingly turning to blank ammunition for some training exercises to save money, as budgets are... (

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