RE: Japan 2 + 2 meetings, future submarine, abuse claims in Defence
MARK COLVIN: The Defence Minister, David Johnston, will have lunch on a Japanese submarine this week as he visits the country for security talks.
Today we are announcing the way forward for the $8.5 billion Air Warfare Destroyer program, dealing with a range of unresolved structural and systemic issues that have remained unaddressed for too long.
More than 500 Afghan nationals who were employed in support of Australia’s mission in Afghanistan, together with their families, have now been granted visas to Australia under the 2013-14 refugee and humanitarian programme.
Representatives from Japan, the United States, New Zealand, Britain and Australia attended a commemorative service at Garden Island, Sydney today to mark the 72nd anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Kuttabul.
Four exceptional employers have been recognised for their support of Australian Defence Force Reservists at the National Employer Support Awards in Canberra overnight.
Presenting the awards on behalf of the Government was the Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert.
Representatives from the Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Tobruk, Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) were awarded Military Civic Action medals today by the Philippines Government for their assistance following Typhoon Haiyan in late 2013.
This Budget is about delivering on the Abbott Government’s commitment to build a strong and prosperous economy for a safe and secure Australia. That means a strong and capable Australian Defence Force (ADF).
A contract worth almost $5 million between the Defence Materiel Organisation and Newcastle-based shipbuilder Forgacs Engineering Pty Ltd, for the manufacture of a 30 metre Landing Craft Medium, to be gifted to the Kingdom of Tonga by the Australian Government has been welcomed by the Minister for
In Budget 2014-15, the Abbott Government has delivered on its promise of no further cuts to the Defence Budget and reaffirmed its commitment to growing the Defence budget to two per cent of GDP within a decade.
The Abbott Government is delivering on its commitment to build a stronger Australian Defence Force (ADF).
The Budget is part of the Government’s Economic Action Strategy to build a strong, prosperous economy and a safe, secure Australia.