Speeches

August 10th, 2015 | Speeches

GARDEN ISLAND 9 AUGUST 2015 AT 1405 Honoured Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen. It is a pleasure to be here today to farewell the crew of HMAS Melbourne as she departs for the Middle East region as part of Operation Manitou. The men and women deploying for the next seven months […]

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June 16th, 2015 | Speeches

ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE GRADUATION PARADE ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE, DUNTROON STAFF CADETS’ MESS 9:20AM 16 JUNE 2015   Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen It is a great honour to attend a graduation parade for the first time and it’s an even greater privilege to do so today as the Reviewing Officer. […]

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June 11th, 2015 | Speeches

COMMISSIONING OF 725 SQUADRON   HMAS ALBATROSS, NOWRA 11 JUNE 2015 I am very pleased to be here at the commissioning of Navy’s helicopter training squadron for the MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’. The commissioning of 725 Squadron here at the Naval Air Station HMAS Albatross, Nowra, is an important milestone for […]

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May 31st, 2015 | Speeches

31 May 2015 ***Check against delivery*** Introduction Ladies and gentleman, thank you very much for the opportunity to make a contribution to this session on building cooperation between regions. Increasingly we are seeing less of a distinction between the regional and the global, making the topic we are discussing today […]

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May 25th, 2015 | Speeches

LAUNCH OF FIRST FUTURE DESTROYER, HOBART TECHPORT AUSTRALIA, VEITCH ROAD, OSBORNE 10AM 23 MAY 2015 **CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY** Thank you for being here on this very important day. Today is a significant milestone for the Air Warfare Destroyer Project, marking a big step forward towards the delivery of three highly […]

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May 22nd, 2015 | Speeches

BRISBANE BALLROOM, SOFITEL MELBOURNE 25 COLLINS STREET MELBOURNE 12:30, 22 MAY 2015     It’s a pleasure to be asked to speak at today’s Australian Member Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific meeting. The topic for today’s discussions, ‘Agreeing a rules-based order in the Asia […]

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April 28th, 2015 | Speeches

ANNUAL GALLIPOLI MEMORIAL LECTURE RUSI WHITEHALL LONDON 1500 HRS, 27 APRIL 2015     Introduction Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. It’s a pleasure to be here in London to address the Royal United Services Institute and a great privilege to be delivering the annual Gallipoli Memorial Lecture. Let me say […]

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April 26th, 2015 | Speeches

COMMEMORATIVE ADDRESS ANZAC DAY 2015 BULLECOURT, FRANCE   “Bullecourt represents for Australians a greater sum of sorrow and of honour than any other place in the world”, wrote a man who survived the fighting here in 1917. There were few that travelled further from their homes to serve in the […]

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April 25th, 2015 | Speeches

COMMEMORATIVE ADDRESS ANZAC DAY DAWN SERVICE 2015 VILLERS BRETONNEUX, FRANCE   In the silence of this morning – we gather – remembering those brave and courageous Anzacs that stormed the Gallipoli peninsula 100 years ago today. As they came ashore, the beat of their hearts matching the pace of their […]

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April 21st, 2015 | Speeches

REMARKS AT THE FAREWELL FOR TROOPS BUILDING PARTNER CAPACITY MISSION OPERATION OKRA ENOGGERA BARRACKS, BRISBANE TUESDAY 21 APRIL 2015 Thank you Prime Minister. As you prepare to depart for this Building Partner Capacity mission today, I want to pay tribute to those you leave behind – your family and your […]

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