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Media Release - 2016

September

Australian peacekeeping memorial – construction underway
Friday, September 16, 2016
Defence Minister attends United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping Meeting in London
Friday, September 9, 2016
Visit to the United Kingdom
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Electronic Warfare Boost
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Australian Industry to benefit from Replacement Aviation Refuelling Vehicles
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Visit to Germany and France
Monday, September 5, 2016
Minister for Defence and Minister for Justice – Independent complaints process for Defence
Friday, September 2, 2016
Prime Minister & Minister for Defence – Australian Defence Force Targeting of Daesh
Thursday, September 1, 2016

August

Meeting with Japanese Minister of Defense
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Minister for Defence – Visit to Japan
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Minister for Defence – Visit to Iraq
Friday, August 12, 2016
Minister for Defence – Visit to Afghanistan and Middle East
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Minister for Defence – F-35A Joint Strike Fighter declared ‘combat ready’
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Minister for Defence – Defence scientist appointed to lead Lockheed Martin’s new research facility
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

July

Minister for Defence – Counter Daesh Foreign and Defence Ministers’ meeting
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Minister for Defence – Defence Minister attends Counter-Daesh Meetings
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Prime Minister and Minister for Defence – Joint media release – Training Iraqi law enforcement agencies
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Minister for Defence – Counter-Daesh Defence Ministers’ meeting
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Prime Minister, Minister for Defence, Minister for Foreign Affairs – Australia extends assistance to Afghanistan
Friday, July 8, 2016

May

Minister for Defence – Replacement replenishment vessels
Friday, May 6, 2016
Minister for Defence, Minister for Defence Materiel – LAND 40 Phase 2 removed from Projects of Concern list
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Minister for Defence – Contract signed for replacement Pacific Patrol Boats
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Joint Media Release – Death of Australian citizens Neil Christopher Prakash and Shadi Jabar Khalil Mohammad
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Minister for Defence – Budget 2016-17 – Defence Budget overview
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Australia to participate in regional counter-terrorism exercise
Monday, May 2, 2016

April

Minister for Defence – ANZAC Class Frigate sustainment
Friday, April 29, 2016
Prime Minister, Minister for Defence – Joint media release – Future submarine program
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Minister for Defence – Anzac Day
Monday, April 25, 2016
Minister for Defence, Minister for Foreign Affairs – Joint media release – Additional support for Fiji
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Prime Minister and Minister for Defence – Continuous Naval Shipbuilding
Monday, April 18, 2016
Minister for Defence – Visit to West Australian Defence bases
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Minister for Defence – Minister meets with Western Australian Defence Industry Council
Monday, April 11, 2016
EX-HMA SHIPS TOBRUK AND SYDNEY to be offered AS DIVE WRECKS
Friday, April 8, 2016
MINISTERS VISIT THE BRISBANE-BASED 7th COMBAT BRIGADE
Friday, April 8, 2016
Minister for Defence – Minister for Defence meets with Amberley personnel
Thursday, April 7, 2016

March

Minister for Foreign Affairs & Minister for Defence – HMAS Canberra returns from Fiji
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence – Joint media release – Australian support for Fiji continues
Friday, March 25, 2016
Joint media release – Release of Senate Reference Committee report into the mental health of Australian Defence Force members and veterans
Friday, March 18, 2016
Joint Communique – Ninth Singapore-Australia Joint Ministerial Committee
Friday, March 18, 2016
Minister for Defence – Visit to Indonesia and Malaysia
Friday, March 18, 2016
Joint Ministerial Media Release – Australia-Singapore Ministerial Meeting
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Minister for Defence and Minister for the Environment – Joint media release – Air Force proves its capability in Antarctica again
Monday, March 14, 2016
Minister for Defence, Assistant Minister for Defence, and Minister for Indigenous Affairs – Joint media release – Indigenous ADF members inspire others to serve
Monday, March 14, 2016
Minister for Defence – Defence investing in innovative Tasmanian industry
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Minister for Defence – $7.2m for new food processing technology in Tasmania
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Prime Minister, Minister for Defence, and Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science – Joint media release – The Centre for Defence Industry Capability
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Minister for Defence – Minister opens Thomas Global’s new Innovation Hub
Friday, March 4, 2016

February

Minister for Defence – HMAS Melbourne returns from Middle East
Sunday, February 28, 2016
Minister for Foreign Affairs & Minister for Defence – Australian support to Fiji expands
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Prime Minister and Minister for Defence – 2016 Defence White Paper
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Minister for Defence – Australian aircraft to provide assistance to FIJI
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Minister for Defence – Joint media release – Landing the successful C-17A proof of concept missions to Antarctica
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Minister for Defence – Defence to transport base camp to Tasmania in support of firefighting efforts – 15 February 2016
Monday, February 15, 2016
Minister for Defence opens new CEA Technologies facility
Friday, February 5, 2016

January

Minister for Defence – Visit to France for counter-Daesh meeting
Monday, January 18, 2016

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