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.
The new Satellite Ground Station near Geraldton, Western Australia is now operational, marking an important milestone in the Morrison Government’s commitment to building Australia’s sovereign satellite capability.
The Royal Australian Navy has completed its largest deployment of the year, with all of the Task Group ships returning home after three months of engagement with regional partners across Southeast Asia and the Pacific.
The Morrison Government remains committed to keeping Australians safe, while protecting the nation’s interests as part of Australia’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan, in a rapidly changing global environment.