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Australia Army recruits angry about having to buy their own safety equipment

ARMY recruits about to see the buying power of their pay packets go backwards will still have to spend their own money on proper equipment.

Privates on around $44,000 a year sometimes have to privately buy military backpacks and even boots for an average cost of $500 each, according to a survey by iSoldier, a web site selling the items.

Defence personnel past and present are furious over a meagre 1.5 per cent a year pay rise servicemen and women will receive as the Government warns it will be reining in wages across the public sector.

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