Media Releases

July 23rd, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Thursday, 23 July 2015 Today I visited Australian Defence Apparel (ADA) in Bendigo.  ADA is an example of Australian Industry partnering with Defence to provide the best equipment for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) at the best price for the taxpayer. ADA is a clothing manufacturer with over […]

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July 20th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Monday, 20 July 2015 Today I have participated in a series of meetings with senior Department of Defence officials and Defence industry representatives to discuss projects on the Projects of Concern list. This Government recognises the significant value to our nation of having a skilled defence industry and […]

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July 16th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Thursday, 16 July 2015 Once again, Senator Conroy and his opposition colleagues are more intent on being negative about the future of Australian naval shipbuilding then working with the Government to constructively resolve the mess that Labor has left. Relying on the speculation of uninformed commentators, Senator Conroy […]

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July 15th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Wednesday, 15 July 2015 Today, in Darwin, I will meet with personnel undertaking operations in Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2015 and see first-hand some of the impressive capabilities the Australian Defence Force (ADF) contribute to the exercise. Hosted in Darwin and running from 5-20 July, TALISMAN SABRE 2015 revolves […]

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July 13th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Monday, 13 July 2015 Today Mr Shorten and his faithful followers were outside the Australian Submarine Corporation being their usual negative selves. While they were doing that, everyone else actually involved in the acquisition process for Australia’s future submarine was getting on with their job, protecting and defending […]

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July 10th, 2015 | Local Media Media Releases

Media Release – 10 July 2015   Community groups form the backbone of life in Menzies.   Recently, the Minister has been privileged to visit a number of groups within Menzies, all of which work towards building up the social life in and around the Menzies Electorate.   Visits to […]

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July 6th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Monday, 6 July 2015 The Australian Government has given second pass approval for project LAND 125 Phase 3C – Soldier Enhancement Version 2 – Lethality. This project provides the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with a new Austeyr F88 rifle (the enhanced F88) and advanced ancillary devices to improve […]

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July 1st, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Wednesday, 1 July 2015 Today the Government releases the Report on Community Consultations following the 2015 Defence White Paper Community Consultation Program.  This includes a number of recommendations made by the Expert Panel. The Report, Guarding against uncertainty: Australian attitudes to defence, sets out issues raised by the […]

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July 1st, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Wednesday, 1 July 2015 The Australian Government will purchase two additional KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). The two additional KC-30A aircraft will be delivered in 2018 and provide a substantial increase to the air-to-air refuelling capacity of the RAAF. Defence […]

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June 29th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Monday, 29 June 2015 The Australian Government has awarded an in-service support contract to maintain the Bay-Class Landing Ship Dock, HMAS Choules, over the next two years. The maintenance contract awarded to Atlantic & Peninsula Australia Pty Ltd (A&P Australia) is a fixed-price performance-based commercial arrangement. The contact […]

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