Today, in Darwin, I will meet with personnel undertaking operations in Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2015 and see first-hand some of the impressive capabilities the Australian Defence Force (ADF) contribute to the exercise.
Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert has completed a visit to the Northern Territory where he visited Australian personnel and international partners participating in Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 15.
The Government is aware of issues currently affecting the payment of some Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (CSC) pensions, including Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits (DFRDB) and Military Superannuation and Benefits Scheme (MSBS) pensions.
Today the Government releases the Report on Community Consultations following the 2015 Defence White Paper Community Consultation Program. This includes a number of recommendations made by the Expert Panel.
The Australian Government will purchase two additional KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force.
The two additional KC-30A aircraft will be delivered in 2018 and provide a substantial increase to the air-to-air refuelling capacity of the RAAF.
The Australian Government has given second pass approval for LAND 2072 Phase 2B to provide the Australian Defence Force with the next generation of battlespace telecommunications network capability, with an acquisition program cost of around $900 million.
The Government today introduced legislation establishing a new military superannuation scheme for members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and accompanying legislation to enable ADF members to work part time.
This week I will attend the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Defence Ministers’ Meeting in Brussels.
The meeting provides a forum for members to consult on security issues of common concern and consider joint actions to address them.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, Darren Chester MP, today announced that the Campbell Barracks Redevelopment Project had been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works.
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Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. It is a great honour to attend a graduation parade for the first time and it’s an even greater privilege to do so today as the Reviewing Officer.
The Australian Government can today announce that a full tax exemption will apply to military personnel serving on non-warlike Operations Manitou, Accordion, Okra (Zone B) and Augury in the Middle East region.
A five-month project to deliver infrastructure, health services and training for local people in Titjikala began this week as the first soldiers arrived in the Northern Territory for the annual Army Aboriginal Community Assistance Programme (AACAP).