Media Releases

September 7th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Monday, 7 September 2015 Since the Abbott Government was elected two years ago today, there have been significant achievements in Defence. In this time, the Abbott Government has a demonstrated a steadfast commitment to investing in defending and protecting Australia and its national interest. Certainty has been restored […]

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September 7th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – 7 September 2015   THE HON JULIE BISHOP MP MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS THE HON KEVIN ANDREWS MP MINISTER FOR DEFENCE Australia will host the second Australia-Republic of Korea (ROK) Foreign and Defence Ministerial (2+2) Consultations on 11 September. We look forward to welcoming our counterparts, the Minister for Foreign […]

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September 6th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Sunday, 6 September 2015 Lockheed Martin Australia has been selected as the preferred tenderer for the new Australian Defence Force Pilot Training System. The contract will see the Australian Defence Force’s Basic Flying Training delivered from RAAF Base East Sale, Victoria. The Pilot Training System will deliver 49 […]

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September 4th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Friday, 4 September 2015 Defence has signed a significant contract for an upgrade to the next generation of military communications for the Australian Defence Force. This contract with Boeing Defence Australia is a critical milestone in achieving a modern and networked Army, and is expected to create around […]

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September 3rd, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Thursday, 3 September 2015 Over the past three days I have held very positive and productive talks with my Indian counterpart, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, as part of the second Australia-India Defence Ministers’ Meeting in New Delhi. This engagement signifies an historical step forward in our defence and security […]

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September 3rd, 2015 | Media Releases

Joint Media Release – Thursday, 3 September 2015 The Royal Australian Air Force will be assisting the NSW Rural Fire Service this bushfire season, by accommodating two large water bombing aircraft at RAAF Base Richmond in Sydney. The first of the contracted aircraft, a C-130 Hercules Large Air Tanker nicknamed ‘Thor’, […]

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September 2nd, 2015 | Local Media Media Releases

Media Release – 2 September 2015 Federal Member for Menzies, the Hon. Kevin Andrews MP said the Stronger Communities Programme, announced in this year’s Budget, will deliver $150,000 per year for two years to fund small capital projects which deliver social benefits. “This is an exciting opportunity for local communities […]

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August 31st, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Monday, 31 August 2015 Today Head Maritime Systems Rear Admiral Mark Purcell hosted Chief of Defence Staff, His Majesty’s Armed Forces, Tonga Brigadier Lord Fielakepa, at the Forgacs Shipyards in Newcastle, to view a just completed landing craft that will join the Tongan Naval Component next month. […]

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August 31st, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Monday, 31 August 2015 From 1-3 September 2015, I will visit India to advance Australia-India defence cooperation. As part of this visit I will meet with my counterpart, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. I will also call on Prime Minister Modi. Building on the personal relationship of Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister […]

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August 28th, 2015 | Local Media Media Releases

Media Release – 28 August 2015 Older Australians, younger people with disabilities and their carers in Menzies will be supported to stay in their own homes, thanks to a $351,788 funding boost from the Australian Government. Member for Menzies, the Hon. Kevin Andrews MP, said the funding would be spread […]

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