DEFENCE has reached a key milestone in its commitment to reconciliation, achieving the Australian Government’s Indigenous participation target of three per cent across the Australian Defence Force and Australian Public Service.
The Morrison Government has launched a $10 million program that will provide West Australian high school graduates with a fully funded, 12-month traineeship to help grow WA’s defence industry workforce.
Almost $34 million will be invested in the delivery of vehicle workshops, hardstands and shelters in Swanbourne, Western Australia to support the modernisation of the Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force vehicle fleet.
It’s a pleasure to be back at ASPI. And for the first time in my capacity as the Minister for Defence.
Thank you very much to Executive Director Peter Jennings for the kind introduction, and to your leadership of this organisation.
Almost $16 million will be invested in the delivery of vehicle workshops, hardstands and shelters in Hobart, Tasmania to support the modernisation of the Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force vehicle fleet.
Joint media statement with:
H.E. Mr. MOTEGI Toshimitsu, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan,
H.E. Mr. KISHI Nobuo, Minister of Defense of Japan,
Senator the Hon Marise Payne, the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs
WOMEN in the Northern Territory will have the opportunity this weekend to engage with Australian Defence Force (ADF) members about the career opportunities available to them at the inaugural ‘Women in Defence Expo’.
The Morrison Government’s Naval Shipbuilding College has joined forces with Australia’s defence industry to create an online jobs portal showcasing the breadth of opportunities generated by the Government’s booming naval shipbuilding program.
I thank the Member for Clark and the Member for Kennedy for moving this motion.
I well know their keen interest in this matter – and it is an interest that I share.
It is an interest that many Australians share.
The Morrison Government’s continued support for Australia’s defence industry has been underlined by the awarding of $837,000 in grants to six Australian small businesses to boost their competitiveness on the world stage.
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Being a good neighbour has never been more important.
Regional military modernisation is increasing.
Disruptive technologies are emerging.
Strategic competition is intensifying.
Of course, a lot of this is not new.
Preparation for the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide has moved into the next phase.
Over the past month I have had discussions with hundreds of veterans, serving members and families across the nation.