A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) covering the relocation of a highly advanced US space surveillance telescope to the Harold E Holt Naval Communication Facility in Exmouth has been signed in Washington by Defence Minister David Johnston and his US counterpart, Chuck Hagel.
Australian Defence Force members deploying to the Middle East Area of Operations as part of Force Support Unit Nine (FSU 9) were farewelled by family and friends at a parade at Lavarack Barracks, Townsville this morning.
The Assistant Minister for Defence, Mr Stuart Robert MP, today met with Singapore’s Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen and observed elements of Exercise WALLABY at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area, Rockhampton, Queensland.
Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop and Defence Minister Senator David Johnston today announced that they will travel to the United States to participate in the 2013 Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) in Washington on 20 November.
Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston today announced that a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-17A Globemaster and a C-130J Hercules are departing from Darwin today to transport an Australian Medical Assistance Team (AusMAT) to the Philippines to give support following the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan.
Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Darren Chester MP today attended the Remembrance Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial to pause in silence and honour the brave Australians who have served in our name, for their country.
Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston and Minister for Justice Michael Keenan today announced Defence assistance to the recovery efforts in NSW following the October bushfires.
On Friday the NSW Government accepted an offer from Defence to assist in the initial community recovery.
Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, the Hon Darren Chester MP, made his first visit to the Headquarters Northern Command and HMAS Coonawarra today, where he met with personnel and toured the Navy’s most northerly base.
The Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert MP, and the Chief of Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison AO, have addressed the 2013 Chief of Army, Wounded, Injured and Ill Digger Forum in Canberra today.
Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston this week attended the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Defence Ministers’ Meeting, and conducted a series of calls on NATO and ISAF counterparts in Brussels. He was accompanied by the Chief of the Defence Force, General David Hurley.
Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert MP today visited the Australian Army's 7th Brigade at Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera, Brisbane, meeting some of the Brigade's 3,500 strong workforce and touring new and developing infrastructure projects around the base.
Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert MP today officially opened the newly relocated Defence Force Recruiting Centre in Canberra’s CBD.
The new centre, servicing a large area across the ACT and South East NSW, is designed to suit the increasing interest in the local region for a job in the Navy, Army or Air Force.
In the lead-up to Christmas Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert MP has encouraged Australians to show their support for Australian Defence Force members, particularly those deployed or recently deployed on overseas operations.
Minister for Defence David Johnston today announced Defence had awarded more than $10.5 million in grants to more than 120 companies under the most recent round of the Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry (SADI) program.
Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert MP has visited Melbourne where he met with senior Defence Materiel Organisation personnel at the historic Victoria Barracks.
On his first official visit to Land Systems Division, Mr Robert received key briefings on the status of land projects and sustainment fleets.
Minister for Defence David Johnston today announced the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) will sponsor Re-Engineering Australia to undertake a pilot ‘Future Submarine Technology Challenge’ in selected Australian schools next year.
Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston sent his congratulations to Royal Australian Navy (RAN) personnel from HMAS Newcastle who returned home from a six-month deployment to the Middle East today.
Defence Minister Senator David Johnston met Army Reserve soldiers during a dinner at Irwin Barracks, Karrakatta, Western Australia last night to recognise the rich history of one of Western Australia’s iconic infantry battalions.
Assistant Minister for Defence the Hon. Stuart Robert MP has endorsed the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Mental Health Day describing mental health as one of the government's highest priorities in caring for ADF personnel.
The Minister for Defence, Senator David Johnston today announced that the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) has signed a multi-million dollar contract with BAE Systems for further rounds for the Nulka active missile decoy system.
Nulka is a hovering rocket designed to seduce anti-ship missiles away from their targets.