The Minister of Defense of Japan, Mr KISHI Nobuo, and the Australian Minister for Defence, Senator Linda Reynolds, met in Tokyo on 19 October 2020 to continue to build close bilateral defence and security ties in support of an Indo-Pacific region that is free and open, secure, inclusive and prosp
Joint media release:
Minister for Home Affairs, the Hon Peter Dutton MP
Australia is providing four polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machines to support the Sri Lanka Navy in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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LINDA REYNOLDS: …the future submarine program. It’s a step change for defence industry here in Australia, it’s a step change for manufacturing in Australia, and it is a step change for jobs here in Australia.
Canada’s Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, chaired a videoconference of defence ministers from the Five Eyes nations - Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States, on 15-16 October 2020.
Australia’s national security will be strengthened following the Government’s release of updated National Security Science and Technology Priorities.
The National Security Science and Technology Priorities Update identifies six priority areas:
The major strategic review of Defence that our Government unveiled in July was always going to mean that – in terms of headline-grabbing announcements at least – Defence was not going to be front and centre on Federal Budget day.