Today the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, convened a meeting of Commonwealth and NSW officials including the NSW Minister for Environment the Hon Mark Speakman SC MP to discuss the NSW Government’s fishing closures in Fullerton Cove and Upper Tilligerry Creek.
A plan to attract and retain more Indigenous staff in Defence was released in Canberra today.
Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne formally launched the Defence Reconciliation Action Plan 2015-2018 during a ceremony at Russell Offices.
The Assistant Minister for Defence, Darren Chester, presented the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Ensign to Weipa-based 112 Squadron (SQN), making them the newest Squadron to join 1 Wing Australian Air Force Cadets (AAFC).
Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne will visit the United States from 11 to 15 October 2015 to attend the annual Australia-US Ministerial Conference (AUSMIN) in Boston with Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop .
The Assistant Minister for Defence and Federal Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, and Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Leo Davies, AO, CSC, today officially opened the RAAF Base East Sale redevelopment.
I was pleased to attend the eighth annual Australian-American Leadership Dialogue earlier this week.
It was an excellent opportunity to engage with a range of Australian and American government, enterprise, media, education and community representatives
Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee and his Australian counterpart the Hon Kevin Andrews met in Auckland today for the annual Australia-New Zealand Defence Ministers’ Meeting.
“It has been my great pleasure to host Kevin Andrews today,” Mr Brownlee says.
The Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Darren Chester, today announced the Australian Government has accepted the recommendation of the independent Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal that the Australian Government does not have the legal authority to change eligibility for the Republic
Assistant Minister for Defence the Hon Stuart Robert MP today congratulated the Defence Science and Technology Group and the Department of Defence on winning the Best Creative Engagement Strategy Award from Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia.
This afternoon I will depart for New Zealand to meet with my counterpart, the Hon Gerry Brownlee, Minister of Defence. Tomorrow, in Auckland, we will participate in the annual Australia-New Zealand Defence Ministers’ Meeting.
I speak today to update the Parliament and the Australian people about Australia’s Defence operations in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, the broader Middle East region and our maritime approaches.
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