BUSTED: ADF caught staging social media PR during flood recovery

While the Northern NSW region struggles, the ADF’s number one priority is apparently ensuring social media PR is filmed.

Hard work.. perhaps..
Photo: Scott Morrison Instagram.

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Scott Morrison have both received harsh criticism online, after locals in flood-affected northern NSW regions expose the so-called ‘help’ they are receiving on-the-ground.


Video and photos have emerged showing ADF members clearly posing for staged social media PR posts, while residents in the region continue to suffer with little to no support from authorities.

One video shows almost a dozen ADF members standing around at a single property, passing rubbish to each other for the cameras, before soon dumping the debris on the road:

Is this the kind of assistance Australians in need are given in a time of (manufactured) crisis?

Other videos from residents show ADF members posing for promotional shots. Here are a few screenshots from taken from locals that have been sent to TOTT News:

The ADF were so efficient when escorting suspected disease holders to hotel quarantine, or patrolling Sydney streets to ensure people were kept indoors during COVID-19..

Yet when a real emergency arises, THIS is the result.



Prime Minister Scott Morrison has praised the efforts of the ADF in assisting flood devastated regions.

Just take a look at these *authentic* photos of the boys and girls hard at work!

Notice the lack of dirt or mud in any of these shots?

At almost 10,000 comments, this one particular post has sparked a wave a harsh comments towards ScoMo, the ADF, and their so-called ‘recovery assistance’.

Here are some of the top comments left in response:

Wow. Myself and a massive growing community have been on the grounds here in these devastated communities and we do not witness any of your ADF helping rebuild or recover.

Lismore is absolutely covered in mud and toxic filth – these photos don’t even represent the beginning of the devastation. T his is a big media stunt. Thanks for the reconfirmation that we cannot depend on current government structures – it is riddled with corruption from inside out.


ADF? No one is buying this BS. Perfectly captured images to push the smoke and mirrors. It is CIVILIANS on the ground doing the mobilising, cleaning, rescuing, recovering. For a town such as Lismore that has been completely wiped out, you’d think there’d be hundreds of ADF on the streets helping but there wasn’t.

Handful of trucks and ADF hanging out at southern cross uni is what we saw yesterday. Drop off centre inside that uni is being run by families. Not ADF. You’ve been exposed.




Where is the ADF sorry? They’re definitely not herein NR on the ground. It’s all community led. Shame on you Scomo for socially distancing during a real state of emergency. #fakenews


The criticisms come as the ADF defends its response after local Lismore residents were forced to hire their own helicopter to get supplies into the flood-devastated region:

A sad state of affairs.

However, communities HAVE come together during this period to rebuild themselves in remarkable scenes — a true testament to the Australian spirit of helping one another.


Furthermore, authorities prove once again that they are NOT needed when it really counts.

Residents have banded together in a remarkable show of unity during these hard times.

If you would like to assist, please visit the following community-run group for Northern Rivers and SE-QLD:


The power of people will always be greater than the people in power.


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7 comments on “BUSTED: ADF caught staging social media PR during flood recovery”

  1. COME ON FOLKS! With ‘Operation Spectrum’ in Full swing, the Government & the ADF have got ALL of the Bull Shit COVERED! I’m surprised, that some of the more Entrepreneurial amongst them, wearing Camo green, could have ‘Hugged a Tree’ & Disappeared! Maybe Tree Hugging could have been a ‘Credit’ on Agendas 21/ 2030 CO2 Swindle Side of the Ledger!
    Further, due to Prime Minstrel SCAMO, ‘Giving’ AU$80Million & ‘Loose Change’ (Not a Ref to 9/11 – Maybe), in Weapons to ‘Continue The Charade in the Ukraine’, the Local ADF due to Budget ‘Shortfalls’, have swapped APCs for Battle Wheelbarrows! Not only unable to acquire ‘Proper Conveyances’, but ‘THE Budget’ & Current Supply Chain Woes, have hit hard, in the lack of Available Cans of ‘Striped CAMO Paint’ (For Battle barrow – See Faded Orange), & Further Still, ZERO ‘ADF Technical Support’, was ‘on Hand’, to be able to ‘Inflate’ Battle barrow’s ONLY Tyre!
    In their Defence (LOL), Technical Consultants in the ADF in response to questioning, said that they have ;”Initiated Training in Maintenance to THE Battle barrow, The SCIENCE behind ‘Inflation’ & will be instructing the ‘Engineering Division’ on Operational Techniques, & Battle barrows USUAL ‘Forward Motion Technique’, Unless the Battle Barrow Corp (BBC), are required to make a Tactical Retreat! This valuable experience on BB would be transferred as a ‘Baptism of Fire’ program, to be used as a Start up program for New recruits & Inter Governmental Co Operations in future Deployments! The GROUP Think Tank program is aptly Acronymed as FlimsyUtilisedCentralisedKinetic UnilateralProprietarySystems, and is SO Widely supported by the aforementioned Parties, that it is set to be Rolled out to as many Systems as possible – Budget Allowance Dependent (BAD)!
    Not 1 to miss an Opportunity, ADF Media, was also seen ‘Illuminating’ the INput of it’s ‘Cafe Hardened troops!’ Locals are in AWE (Without ‘THE Shock AND’ bit), at the ‘Photogenic Capacities’ of Deployed ADF! ON YA!

  2. I just find it so sickening that the devastation of our region…..yes people only have been left with the clothes on their backs. Has yet again been used by you and the Premier of NSW who choose to use it as another photo shoot. Wow almost forgot there is an election in the offing. I really think you may be scratching for a few votes Mr M.
    Shame on you shame.. on our Premier… and disgusting shameful behaviour from our ADF.

  3. This is strikingly similar for how the CCP handles emergencies…. fuck the people… but well get some good or shots to help push the propaganda!

  4. Reminds me aot of after the fires when the ADF came to clean up , there’s always a camera
    filming them.

    I had some great footage once on my security camera of when the fires hit us the NSWFR truck parked in my drive , the captain jumped out of the cab , started filming straight away while the crew started running hoses out and looking like they were prepared to save our house.

    The media crews plastered our security footage over the news , the fire captain footage was viral , they did absolutley nothing to stop the spread of the fire .

    I learnt what fire fighting by media was then. The Watch and Act term used by the RFS is a farce , the floods are no different , our government expect ordinary citizens to donate there hard earned time and losing money to volunteer themselves fostering the community spirit of mate helping mate while they are too scabby to have adequate flood or fire mitigation works carried out.

    Let alone building the Bradfield scheme

    1. They look pathetic. I am sorry to say . Would they know what to do in a real emergency.? There is an old saying They would not work in an iron lung. Hell, we need better than that.

  5. Finally got to read and watch this…been too busy since returning to SA from Qld. This ADF behaviour is a microcosm all what has befallen this country.

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