Media Releases

April 21st, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Tuesday 21 April 2015   This week Australians around the world remember a hundred years since the Gallipoli landings. As part of the Anzac commemorations, I will represent the Australian Government in France at the dawn service in Villers‑Brettoneux and the town service in Bullecourt.  I will also […]

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April 17th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Friday 17 April 2015 The Australian Defence Force has successfully completed post-disaster recovery operations in Vanuatu with the last remaining personnel and equipment now in the process of returning to Australia. More than 500 soldiers, sailors, aircrew deployed during Operation Pacific Assist 2015, providing help across the archipelago […]

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April 17th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Statement – Tuesday 16 April 2015   Today the Victorian and South Australian Premiers confirmed that they would prefer to play politics with the future of Australia’s defence industry rather than work constructively with the Federal Government. If the Premiers actually cared about the future of the defence industry […]

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April 16th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Thursday 16 April, 2015 RELEASE OF THE RAND CORPORATION REPORT AUSTRALIA’S NAVAL SHIPBUILDING ENTERPRISE –PREPARING FOR THE 21st CENTURY Today the Government releases a comprehensive report into the Australian naval ship building industry, Australia’s Naval Shipbuilding Enterprise – preparing for the 21st century, by the RAND Corporation, […]

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April 14th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Tuesday 14 April 2015       HMAS Tobruk commenced her return to Townsville after three weeks supporting Operation Pacific Assist in Vanuatu. HMAS Tobruk provided life-saving humanitarian assistance and disaster relief support to isolated communities throughout the cyclone devastated archipelago in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Pam, […]

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April 8th, 2015 | Media Releases

Almost one month after Cyclone Pam hit, the people of Vanuatu are slowly returning to normality with help from the Australian Defence Force. About 500 ADF personnel remain deployed to Vanuatu in support of Operation Pacific Assist and they continue to play a major part in Australia’s relief effort by […]

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April 1st, 2015 | Media Releases

Today the Government releases the First Principles Review of Defence. The Review delivers on a Coalition election commitment to ensure that Defence is appropriately structured and organised and has the right business practices in place to support the Australian Defence Force (ADF) in the 21st century. The Review found that […]

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April 1st, 2015 | Media Releases

Joint Media Release   THE HON KEVIN ANDREWS MP MINISTER FOR DEFENCE   MS FIONA SCOTT MP MEMBER FOR LINDSAY   Today, HMAS Newcastle was farewelled from Garden Island, setting course for the Middle East region on Operation MANITOU. The Member for Lindsay, Fiona Scott MP, joined family and friends to farewell […]

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March 30th, 2015 | Media Releases

The Australian Government has given second pass approval for the acquisition of satellite terminals for deployed land forces, upgrades to existing satellite terminals and terminal monitoring and control systems, as part of Joint Project 2008 Phase 5B1. Approximately $180 million has been approved for the acquisition. Satellite communications are a […]

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March 27th, 2015 | Media Releases

The Australian Government had provided First Pass approval for project SEA 1448 Phase 4B – ANZAC Air Search Radar Replacement. The ANZAC frigates use their air search radar to scan at long ranges for potential threats. The radar is an integral part of a modern warship and important for ensuring the […]

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