• MEDIA RELEASE │ Assistant Minister for Defence ADF Gap Year program for 2015 28 April 2014 Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert, today launched the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Gap Year program for 2015. Addressing a crowd of secondary school children and teachers in Brisbane, Mr Robert said the program
    Date: 28/04/2014 - Collection: Media - ID: media/pressrel/3135282 - Source: ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR DE... - Author: Dept of Defence

  • Department of Defence Media Release Defence Media Release 17 April 2014 Chief of Navy decision relating to professional conduct in the inadvertent incursion into Indonesian territorial waters In February this year the Customs and Border Protection Service and Defence released a joint review in relation to the positioning of vessels
    Date: 17/04/2014 - Collection: Media - ID: media/pressrel/3124721 - Source: DEPT OF DEFENCE - Author: Dept of Defence

  • Defence Media Release 26 March 2014 Chief of the Defence Force appoints Gender Adviser The Chief of the Defence Force General David Hurley has appointed the first Gender Adviser to the Chief of the Defence Force. Ms Julie McKay from UN Women Australia will commence her appointment next week to
    Date: 26/03/2014 - Collection: Media - ID: media/pressrel/3073775 - Source: DEPT OF DEFENCE - Author: Dept of Defence

  • Defence Media Release 7 March 2014 Update to investigation into allegations of inappropriate behaviour On 6 November 2013 the Navy advised that an Australian Defence Force Investigative Service (ADFIS) investigation team were to be deployed to conduct an investigation into matters surrounding the allegations of unacceptable behaviour in HMAS Ballarat.
    Date: 07/03/2014 - Collection: Media - ID: media/pressrel/3045547 - Source: DEPT OF DEFENCE - Author: Dept of Defence

  • 24 February 2014 Air Force turns exercise into real humanitarian relief mission The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has switched from training to reality to answer a US call for help to move supplies to the island of Rota in the Northern Mariana Islands. Last week the Governor of the
    Date: 24/02/2014 - Collection: Media - ID: media/pressrel/3020720 - Source: DEPT OF DEFENCE - Author: Dept of Defence

  • 24 February 2014 HMAS Melbourne leaves the Middle East after $1 billion in drug seizures The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Melbourne has ended a highly successful deployment to the Middle East, handing over to HMAS Darwin responsibility for security operations for Operation SLIPPER. During her five months on station,
    Date: 24/02/2014 - Collection: Media - ID: media/pressrel/3020721 - Source: DEPT OF DEFENCE - Author: Dept of Defence

  • Defence Media Release 21 February 2014 HMAS Childers returns from Indian Ocean deployment The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) HMAS Childers has arrived in Darwin after participating in Milan 2014, the biannual international naval event hosted by the Indian Navy in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands from 5-9 February 2014. Milan
    Date: 21/02/2014 - Collection: Media - ID: media/pressrel/3017223 - Source: DEPT OF DEFENCE - Author: Dept of Defence

  • 20 February 2014 Chief of the Defence Force and Secretary of Defence meet with Afghan Minister for Defense Chief of the Defence Force, General David Hurley and Secretary of the Department of Defence, Mr Dennis Richardson this week met with the Afghan Minister for Defense, His Excellency Bismullah Mohammadi in
    Date: 20/02/2014 - Collection: Media - ID: media/pressrel/3011351 - Source: DEPT OF DEFENCE - Author: Dept of Defence

  • Defence Media Release 10 February 2014 Vice Chief of the Defence Force building bonds with the Chilean Armed Forces Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Air Marshal Mark Binskin has returned from a successful visit to increase Australia’s defence ties with Chile. Air Marshal Binskin’s visit to Chile is the
    Date: 10/02/2014 - Collection: Media - ID: media/pressrel/2991252 - Source: DEPT OF DEFENCE - Author: Dept of Defence

  • Defence Media Release 9 February 2014 The Long Way Home officially opens Australian Defence Force members took to the stage last night in an Australian first, performing a new play with Sydney Theatre Company that reflects their personal experiences on Defence operations and the challenges they faced coming home. The
    Date: 09/02/2014 - Collection: Media - ID: media/pressrel/2991230 - Source: DEPT OF DEFENCE - Author: Dept of Defence

  • Defence Media Release 29 January 2014 Administrative changes for Middle East Area of Operations Following a reduction in the size of Australia’s commitment and the number of Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel in Afghanistan, Defence has reassessed and redefined operations in the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO). From 1
    Date: 29/01/2014 - Collection: Media - ID: media/pressrel/2968510 - Source: DEPT OF DEFENCE - Author: Dept of Defence

  • Defence Media Release 26 January 2014 Meritorious Unit Citation awarded to Force Communications Unit Cambodia Australian Defence Force (ADF) members who served with the Force Communications Unit in Cambodia over 20 years ago have been recognised with a Meritorious Unit Citation in the 2014 Australia Day Honours. A Meritorious Unit
    Date: 26/01/2014 - Collection: Media - ID: media/pressrel/2966816 - Source: DEPT OF DEFENCE - Author: Dept of Defence

  • Defence Media Release 25 January 2014 MH-60R In-service Ceremony The first two MH-60R Seahawk Romeo maritime combat helicopters were accepted by the Royal Australian Navy at an ‘In Service Date’ ceremony conducted by NUSQN 725 at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida on the 24th January. The first two of twenty-four
    Date: 25/01/2014 - Collection: Media - ID: media/pressrel/2966814 - Source: DEPT OF DEFENCE - Author: Dept of Defence

  • Defence Media Release 24 January 2014 Chief of the Defence Force attends talks on Afghanistan Chief of the Defence Force, General David Hurley met with military leaders in Brussels this week for important discussions on the future of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) mission in Afghanistan beyond 2014. “We
    Date: 24/01/2014 - Collection: Media - ID: media/pressrel/2966687 - Source: DEPT OF DEFENCE - Author: Dept of Defence

  • Department of Defence Media Release Defence Media Release 22 January 2014 Mobile Navy Geospatial Team surveys Antarctica The Royal Australian Navy’s Deployable Geospatial Survey Team returned today from a six week Antarctic expedition to collect essential data for navigational charts and scientific research. The team sailed from Hobart in RSV
    Date: 22/01/2014 - Collection: Media - ID: media/pressrel/2958119 - Source: DEPT OF DEFENCE - Author: Dept of Defence