Joint media release
Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC
A Royal Australian Air Force Spitfire wreckage from the Second World War has been gifted to the Northern Territory government.
The Royal Australian Navy now has one of the most capable and sophisticated amphibious deployment systems in the world, with the Fleet’s Landing Helicopter Docks achieving final operational capability.
Secondary school students across Australia are now learning more about career opportunities in the defence industry, as the Morrison Government steps up its campaign to attract the next generation of shipbuilders.
More than 100 defence skills industry leaders will gather in Perth this week to work on a plan to ensure Australia has the skilled workforce it needs to deliver the Morrison Government’s job-creating defence industry agenda.
New friendships will be forged over the next three weeks as young Indigenous men and women participate in adventure training with the soldiers of Adelaide’s 7th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment (7 RAR).
Construction of a next-generation High Performance Computing Centre (HPCC) in Adelaide will kick off this month, with the awarding of a $57 million contract to South Australian-based company Hansen Yuncken.
Thank you, Keirin, for your introduction.
I would like to start by acknowledging the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet, the Ngunnawal People, and pay my respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
The University of New South Wales (UNSW) will deliver tertiary education and training at the Australian Defence Force Academy for another seven years following the signing of a renewed partnership agreement.
OLI PETERSON: Tomorrow, Australia’s Defence Minister Linda Reynolds will be heading to the United States to visit her United States counterpart.This will be her first visit as Defence Minister. She will meet Secretary Mark Esper.