The Australian Government has extended the Heron Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) deployment to Afghanistan providing high resolution Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) support until July 2014.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, The Hon Darren Chester MP, and Deputy Chief of Air Force, Air Vice-Marshal Leo Davies CSC, today launched the Centenary of Military Aviation Air Show.
The Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert MP, was today briefed on critical projects supporting defence and national security during his visit to the Canberra headquarters of the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO).
The Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon David Johnston today congratulated the latest group of Australian organisations to have been selected to join the unique Rapid Prototyping, Development and Evaluation Program (RPDE).
Defence Minister Senator David Johnston today announced the Defence Materiel Organisation has signed a multi-million dollar contract with ASC Pty Ltd to update the control management and monitoring system for the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins Class submarines.
Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert MP joined Acting Chief of the Defence Force, Air Marshal Mark Binskin AO at HMAS Harman in Canberra today to launch a major Australian Defence Force (ADF) workforce reform – Suakin.
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 cau
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.
I’d like to thank the Chief of Army for his very kind invitation to join you this morning. And firstly let me acknowledge and thank those of you who have served, those who currently serve and the families that serve with you.
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.
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.
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.
I have seen reports that the State Mine fire near Lithgow may have been caused by live ordnance exercises on Marangaroo Defence Range on Wednesday 16 October 2013.
Last night I spoke to the Acting Chief of the Defence Force, Air Marshal Mark Binskin, about the matter.