Topics: South Australian jobs, Navy capability, shipbuilding
Well, we have the Federal Defence Minister, Senator Marise Payne, who has called in. Marise, I haven’t spoken to you before so it’s nice to meet you.
Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, today announced the Government will invest $7.2 million in an innovative new food processing technology which will be used to produce high-quality combat rations.
Topics: Combat rations, Tasmanian jobs, Pacific Patrol Boat tender, Budget
Now Federal Defence Minister Marise Payne is in Tasmania to announce – oh, I might let the Minister actually tell you what she's announcing this morning. Good morning to you.
The Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced the new Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) will be headquartered in Adelaide.
Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash and Assistant Minister for Defence Michael McCormack have welcomed major investments in regional Australia to be delivered under the 2016 Defence White Paper.
The Australian Government has sent HMAS Canberra to Fiji as part of Australia’s ongoing support to Fiji in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Winston. This will be the first deployment of HMAS Canberra in support of an Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Operation (HADR) overseas.
Subjects: Defence White Paper
For more on this, I’m joined now by the Defence Minister Marise Payne. Marise Payne, welcome to the program.
Good morning, Michael.
The 2016 White Paper is a comprehensive and responsible long-term plan to ensure Australia’s national security.
It is the culmination of detailed analysis of our strategic environment, our defence priorities and objectives, and the capabilities required to achieve these outcomes.
Minister for Defence Marise Payne and Minister for Justice Michael Keenan today announced Australian Government assistance to the Tasmanian firefighting effort, with the deployment of a portable base camp to house additional firefighters battling blazes in remote areas.