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Media Release - 2016

December

Prime Minister, Attorney General & Minster for Defence – ADF given greater power to target terrorists
Thursday, December 1, 2016

November

Afghanistan Whole-of-Government lessons report released
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Local industry the focus for Offshore Patrol Vessel project
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
HMAS Darwin completes support to Kaikoura earthquake relief
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Minister for Defence and Minister for Defence Industry – Australia’s first P-8 Poseidon touches down
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Minister for Defence – Australian Defence Force to support Kaikoura evacuation following New Zealand earthquake
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Minister for Defence and Minister for Defence Personnel – Sydney to host 2018 Invictus Games
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Minister for Defence – Sonar and Acoustics expert wins science award
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Minister for Defence Visits Rockhampton
Thursday, November 3, 2016

October

Minister for Defence Industry & Minister for Defence – Next Generation Night Fighting Equipment
Friday, October 28, 2016
Minister for Defence – The fourth Indonesia-Australia Foreign and Defence Ministers 2+2 Dialogue
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Australia and France to strengthen Defence relationship
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Making progress in the campaign against Daesh
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne – Media Release – Visit to France and Indonesia – 24 Oct 2016
Monday, October 24, 2016
From Concern to Exemplar – Collins Class Submarine Sustainment
Friday, October 21, 2016
Defence Partners with UNSW for Space Research
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence – Protection of civilians in UN peacekeeping operations
Monday, October 17, 2016
Minister Payne Visits Townsville with Singapore Defence Minister Dr Ng
Friday, October 14, 2016
Minister Payne Signs Military Training Agreement with Singapore
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Supporting Australia’s future shipbuilding capability
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Minister Payne meets with US officials to highlight strength of relationship
Friday, October 7, 2016
Cost Sharing Negotiations for Force Posture Initiatives Conclude
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Minister Payne to Visit Washington
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Release of the IGADF report into complaints about the conduct of anti-malarial drug trials
Tuesday, October 4, 2016

September

Combat System Integrator for Future Submarines
Friday, September 30, 2016
First Contract Signed with DCNS to Commence Design Phase
Friday, September 30, 2016
Minister for Defence – AACAP 2016 concludes in Laura
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
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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