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Thank you very much. Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, and welcome back to Fleet Base West. I also acknowledge the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation, the traditional owners of the land on which this extremely joyous occasion will be occurring today.
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A soldier’s first duty is to serve, whether that is overseas in a war zone or at home during a pandemic, and we have seen that first hand right now during COVID-19.
TOM TILLEY: Australia has about 300 personnel in Iraq and in just a few days, HMAS Toowoomba will depart for a monitoring mission in the Straits of Hormuz. Defence Minister Linda Reynolds joins us from Canberra. Minister, thank you so much for joining us. Donald Trump says Iran appears to be standing down. What's your take?
LUKE GRANT: As you know, there's been an attack today in the Middle East on some US bases. We understand from US President Trump via social media, he'll respond and speak to the American people sometime over the next several hours. In the meantime, I guess for Australia it's a bit of a waiting game, or is it?
SENATOR THE HON LINDA REYNOLDS CSC, MINISTER FOR DEFENCE
GENERAL ANGUS CAMPBELL, AO, DSC, CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE FORCE
LIEUTENANT GENERAL GREG BILTON, AM, CSC, CHIEF OF JOINT OPERATIONS
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