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Tuesday, 28 October 2014
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Department of Defence: Conferences

(Question No. 261)

Mr Feeney asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, in writing, on 26 August 2014:

(1) Can the Minister provide a list of conferences supported by the Department of Defence, including for each conference, the (a) amount sponsored, and (b) location. (2) How is the location of each conference selected.

Ms Julie Bishop: The Minister for Defence has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1) (a) and (b) Conferences that are organised by external parties and supported financially by Defence are listed at Attachment A. The total amount of Defence sponsorship for such conferences in 2013-14 was $1.439 million

(2) Defence is unable to answer this question as it has no involvement in the selection process.

Attachment A

HQ 261 - Conferences

Conference Name


2013-14 Support (Actual) $m


Indian Ocean Naval Symposium 2014.

This forum helps to increase maritime cooperation among the littoral states of the Indian Ocean Region.


Perth, WA

Sea Power Conference 2013

The Royal Australian Navy Sea Power Conference provides attendees who have a professional interest in maritime affairs with an update on current strategic and naval issues from Australian and overseas perspectives.


Sydney, NSW

PAC - Pacific Conference

Pacific international Maritime and Naval exposition.


Sydney, NSW

Engineers Aust National Engineering Convention

Engineers Australia is the learned body that represents the Engineering Team, comprising professional engineers, engineering technologists and engineering associates across the full range of engineering disciplines.


Melbourne, VIC

Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

DSTO sponsors this international meeting involving several Australian eminent researchers.The meeting will have considerable exposure to the global science community and DSTO's support of the meeting will be crucial to Australia's participation.



The International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA) 2014

The DICTA Conference provides a way for DSTO to tangibly engage with the research community without the need for International Travel.


Wollongong, NSW

International Hydrographic Organisation Transfer Standard Maintenance and Applications Development Conference

The focus of this conference is to maintain and develop international hydrographic standards for digital hydrographic products and is core to determining how electronic navigational charts will be produced.


Sydney, NSW

2014 Science Excellence Award

The Science Excellence Awards are the most prestigious of their kind in the State and complement the national Prime Minister's Prize's for Science.


Adelaide, SA

Fulbright Symposium 2013

Showcase the impact of soft power through the Fulbright program across the themes of leadership and diplomacy, culture, educational partnerships, public policy, arts and culture, science and innovation.


Canberra, ACT


Ruxcon is a computer security conference that aims to bring together the best and the brightest security talent within the Aus-Pacific region.


Melbourne, VIC

Science Meets Parliament events in 2014

Science meets Parliament (SmP) brings together about 200 of Australia's top scientists and puts them face to face with the decision makers in Canberra.


Canberra, ACT

Cooperative Research Centre Association Conference: Innovating with Asia 2014

The Cooperative Research Centres Association in 2014 will look outwards and examine the world's best practice and innovations from the fastest growing economies.


Perth, WA

Aerospace Futures Conference 2014

Aims to cultivate future aerospace leaders by providing undergraduate and post graduate students with insight into current research, careers and future prospects in the industry.


Brisbane, QLD

Fulbright Annual Presentation Dinner 2014

Esteemed guests enjoyed a poster display showcasing the important research which will be undertaken by 2014 scholars from the United States and Australia.


Brisbane, QLD

Australasian Conference on Traumatic Stress

Explores the theme of Trauma and Conflict: Globally, Locally including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and combat stress, the mental health problems of refugees, and support for emergency service personnel.


Melbourne, VIC

Australian Defence Magazine (ADM) Congress

Defence and Industry congress and industry awards.


Canberra, ACT

Improving System and Software Engineering Conference

The theme of the conference is 'Achieving Program Success by Assuring Organisational Resilience'.


Melbourne, VIC

Institute of Public Administration Australia Conference

People Strategy & Culture Branch sponsored an exhibition booth at the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) Conference.


Canberra, ACT

Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation 2013

ACRA brings together Australian and New Zealand researchers and students in the fields of robotics, automation and mechatronics providing a forum to present a breadth of research activities to the wider Australasian community.


Kensington, NSW

Australian Business Defence Industry Unit briefing

Australian Business Defence Industry facilitates defence and industry engagement through regular events and workshops for members.


Canberra, ACT

Torpedo Organisation United States Canada Australia Netherlands (Toucan) Conference 2013

The purpose is to provide a forum for the exchange of information on common operational and technical issues between nations using Mk48 Heavyweight and common Light Weight torpedoes.


Garden Island, WA.

Australian Youth Aerospace Forum (AYAF)

The Australian Youth Aerospace Forum is a five-day conference which provides senior high school students the opportunity to investigate careers and pathways in the aerospace industry.


Brisbane, QLD

Hunter Defence Conference

Provide Defence Reserves Support Council Central Coast and Hunter access to a large number of leading businesses in the Hunter region to assist in growing the Supportive Employer network within the region.


Newcastle, NSW