The ABC News is reporting : "Members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF), who are leading the relief effort in cyclone devastated far north Queensland, say they are being forced to rely on out-of-date rations to survive.
"A soldier, who wished to remain anonymous, approached ABC reporter Conor Duffy this morning to raise concerns about the quality of food that hardworking troops are forced to eat.
"The soldier said he has not eaten anything except for Army rations since he arrived in Innisfail.
He showed several ration packs in the back of his vehicle that contained out-of-date food. He also had two Army-issue chocolate bars - one had a use by date of November 2002 and the other April 2003. The soldier says he feels let down by the ADF."