Death of Royal Australian Navy Member

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Senator the Hon Marise Payne

Minister for Defence

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27 June 2017

It is with great sadness I acknowledge the passing of a Royal Australian Navy member.

The member was deployed on Operation Resolute, the Australian Defence Force's contribution to the whole-of-government effort to protect Australia's borders and offshore maritime interests.

I extend my deepest sympathies and those of the Australian Government to the member's family, colleagues and friends and I express my gratitude for the deceased member's service to our nation.

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