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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).
Today I joined the Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis, MP, and Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN at the commissioning of Navy’s helicopter training squadron for the MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’.
With France, Germany and Japan having confirmed their participation as potential international partners in the Australia’s future submarine programme, the Government today announces the establishment of the Expert Advisory Panel, which will oversee the competitive evaluation process.
The Department of Defence will sell the Pontville Small Arms Rifle Range Complex north of Hobart in Tasmania, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, Darren Chester MP, announced today.
Today I concluded my first visit to Japan as Minister for Defence.
Japan is an important regional and security partner for Australia. We share strategic interests, common capabilities and a shared alliance with the United States.
Topics: Future Submarine Programme
Minister, thanks for your time. First of all, your trip to Kobe. You’ll be looking at the Soryu for the first time, what do you expect to get out of that?
This week marks the beginning of Australia’s most comprehensive study into the impact of contemporary military service on the health and wellbeing of serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel.
Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert reviewed a presentation by a group of Australian Defence Force men and women as part of the Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills (ARRTS) program.
I will visit Singapore from 28-31 May 2015 with the Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, to attend the 14th annual Shangri-La Dialogue. This is my first visit to Singapore as Defence Minister.