The Australian Government has re-established a resident Defence Attaché office in Burma with the arrival in Rangoon today of Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Captain Jon Dudley who will fill the post left vacant since 1979.
Following the independent Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal’s recent identification of a long history of improper withholding and forfeiture of Defence awards in the Australian Army, the tribunal will now conduct a full inquiry into the matter of refused, withheld and forfeited Defence
Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman, New Zealand’s Minister of Defence and his Australian counterpart, Senator David Johnston, met today in Auckland for the annual Australia-New Zealand Defence Ministers’ meeting.
Since coming into Government, I have received detailed briefings from key stakeholders associated with the Air Warfare Destroyer program.
There are clearly issues associated with this important program.
The Australian Defence Force mission in Uruzgan has concluded and the majority of our people are on their way home.
Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston today paid tribute to Australia's Defence personnel for their outstanding efforts in Uruzgan.
The Assistant Minister for Defence, Mr Stuart Robert MP, today met with Japanese Parliamentary Senior Vice Minister of Defense Mr Ryota Takeda.
This is Mr Takeda’s first visit to Australia in his capacity as Parliamentary Senior Vice Minister of Defense.
Defence Minister David Johnston today hailed as an “outstanding success” the delivery of the first two of 24 US-built MH-60R Seahawk Romeo maritime combat helicopters to be acquired by the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm.
The Australian Government has extended the Heron Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) deployment to Afghanistan providing high resolution Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) support until July 2014.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, The Hon Darren Chester MP, and Deputy Chief of Air Force, Air Vice-Marshal Leo Davies CSC, today launched the Centenary of Military Aviation Air Show.
The Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert MP, was today briefed on critical projects supporting defence and national security during his visit to the Canberra headquarters of the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO).
The Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon David Johnston today congratulated the latest group of Australian organisations to have been selected to join the unique Rapid Prototyping, Development and Evaluation Program (RPDE).
Defence Minister Senator David Johnston today announced the Defence Materiel Organisation has signed a multi-million dollar contract with ASC Pty Ltd to update the control management and monitoring system for the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins Class submarines.
Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert MP joined Acting Chief of the Defence Force, Air Marshal Mark Binskin AO at HMAS Harman in Canberra today to launch a major Australian Defence Force (ADF) workforce reform – Suakin.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) covering the relocation of a highly advanced US space surveillance telescope to the Harold E Holt Naval Communication Facility in Exmouth has been signed in Washington by Defence Minister David Johnston and his US counterpart, Chuck Hagel.
Australian Defence Force members deploying to the Middle East Area of Operations as part of Force Support Unit Nine (FSU 9) were farewelled by family and friends at a parade at Lavarack Barracks, Townsville this morning.
The Assistant Minister for Defence, Mr Stuart Robert MP, today met with Singapore’s Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen and observed elements of Exercise WALLABY at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area, Rockhampton, Queensland.
Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop and Defence Minister Senator David Johnston today announced that they will travel to the United States to participate in the 2013 Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) in Washington on 20 November.
Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston today announced that a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-17A Globemaster and a C-130J Hercules are departing from Darwin today to transport an Australian Medical Assistance Team (AusMAT) to the Philippines to give support following the devastation cau
Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Darren Chester MP today attended the Remembrance Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial to pause in silence and honour the brave Australians who have served in our name, for their country.