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Senator the Hon Marise Payne
Minister for Defence
- Henry Budd (Minister Payne’s office) 0429 531 143
- Defence Media (02) 6127 1999
26 August 2018
It is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of Senator John McCain.
There have been few greater friends of Australia than Senator McCain. He was a
passionate supporter of the Australia-United States Alliance, and a champion of our
bilateral defence relationship as Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
His unstinting commitment to the cause of liberty, at home and abroad, is a true testament
of his character and his country.
I extend my sincere condolences to his family and friends and the many others who will
mourn his passing.
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Bilateral joint statement on Australia-Poland defence cooperation