It's really, really hard not to make a comparison to the US here:
Chief of the Defence Force Angus Houston issued an instruction Monday revoking the policy that effectively banned transgender service members. The ADF is believed to be the last government agency that specifically fired employees for transitioning gender.[...]
While the ADF works on a new policy to address those problems, slated for December, Air Chief Marshall Houston called on commanders to show more understanding. Monday's signal instructed commanders to "manage ADF transgender personnel with fairness, respect and dignity... and existing medical review provisions; and ensure all personnel are not subjects to unacceptable behavior".
It comes 18 years after the ADF repealed the ban on gay and lesbian service members, and two years after it started recognising same-sex relationships for family entitlements. Yet Australia still trails Canada, Israel, Czech Republic, Spain and Thailand, which not only allow transgender soldiers to serve but also support them through diversity programs.
Trans people working for the military isn't even on the table as LGBT military orgs aren't even willing to make a push for it (and don't expect the Democrats to mention this issue any time soon).