To commemorate 45 years of the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA), the Defence Ministers reaffirmed respective member nations’ commitment to the FPDA and its importance in enhancing regional cooperation and security.
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC Dan Tehan, today announced two appointments to the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (MRCC).
The Government has signed contracts with Navantia S.A. to build Australia’s two replacement replenishment ships, avoiding a critical capability gap.
Australia’s current supply ship HMAS Success will reach its end of life in 2021 and needs to be replaced as a matter of priority.
A water treatment plant will be installed to treat perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) leaving Lake Cochran at RAAF Base Williamtown Assistant Minister for Defence Michael McCormack announced today.
The Turnbull Government today signed a contract with Austal Ships Pty Ltd to build and sustain up to 21 steel-hulled vessels to replace the existing fleet of Pacific Patrol Boats as part of Australia’s new Pacific Maritime Security Program.
Australia is making a major contribution to a regional maritime security and counter-terrorism exercise in Brunei and Singapore being held from 2 – 12 May 2016.
Australia will join 17 other ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) nations participating in the exercise.
Key investment in the Northern Territory’s Defence operations was top of mind for the Federal Government again today as Assistant Defence Minister, Michael McCormack, toured the region’s Defence facilities with local MP Natasha Griggs.
The Turnbull Government today announces that the next generation of submarines for Australia will be constructed at the Adelaide shipyard, securing thousands of jobs and ensuring the project will play a key part in the transition of our economy.
Doorstop with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Minister for Industry Christopher Pyne and Chief of Navy Tim Barrett, Osborne, South Australia
Tuesday, 26 April 2016
Subjects: Submarine contract, ASC, South Australian jobs
A refurbishment program will be undertaken and upgrades made to the existing houses at Seaward Village Assistant Minister for Defence Michael McCormack MP and Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop MP announced today.
Interview on Lateline with Emma Alberici
Tuesday, 26 April 2016
Subjects: Submarine tender, naval shipbuilding industry, Australian jobs
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Today we announce a further package of assistance to support Fiji in its reconstruction efforts following Tropical Cyclone Winston.
The Australian Government will provide an additional $20 million to rebuild critical infrastructure and increase resilience to natural disasters.