Friday, 06 May 2016

The Government has signed contracts with Navantia S.A. to build Australia’s two replacement replenishment ships, avoiding a critical capability gap.

Australia’s current supply ship HMAS Success will reach its end of life in 2021 and needs to be replaced as a matter of priority.


Thursday, 05 May 2016

Joint release with the Minister for Defence Materiel, the Hon. Dan Tehan MP

LAND 40 Phase 2, the Light Weight Automatic Grenade Launcher project, has been removed from the Projects of Concern list.

Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne said the project has been on the...

Thursday, 05 May 2016

The Turnbull Government today signed a contract with Austal Ships Pty Ltd to build and sustain up to 21 steel-hulled vessels to replace the existing fleet of Pacific Patrol Boats as part of Australia’s new Pacific Maritime Security Program.

As part of the $280 million (ex-GST) contract,...

Tuesday, 03 May 2016

The 2016 Defence Budget delivers on the Turnbull Government’s commitment to ensuring Australia’s long-term security and economic prosperity. It provides the funding needed to deliver the capability plans set out in the 2016 Defence White Paper, including plans for the Australian naval...

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Joint release with the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Julie Bishop MP

Today we announce a further package of assistance to support Fiji in its reconstruction efforts following Tropical Cyclone Winston.

The Australian Government will provide an additional $20 million to...

Monday, 18 April 2016

Joint release with the Prime Minister, the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP

The Turnbull Government is securing a sustainable long-term Australian naval shipbuilding industry.

Today the Government is announcing the build locations for 12 Offshore Patrol Vessels and up to 21 Pacific Patrol...

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Member for Durack, Melissa Price MP, today visited Defence’s West Australian Naval Communication Station Harold E Holt, which is set to gain a highly advanced Space Surveillance Telescope.

“The telescope will soon be moved from its...

Monday, 11 April 2016

The Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, today met with the Western Australian Defence Industry Council to discuss the opportunities for local industry in the delivery of the plans outlined in the 2016 Defence White Paper.

The Minister met with a number of large and small...

Friday, 08 April 2016

Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne today announced that the decommissioned vessels, ex-HMA Ships Tobruk and Sydney, will be offered to the States and Territories for the creation of dive wrecks.

After decades of invaluable service in the Royal Australian Navy, Tobruk and...

Friday, 08 April 2016

Joint release with the Assistant Minister for Disability Services, the Hon. Jane Prentice MP

The Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, together with Federal Member for Ryan, the Hon Jane Prentice MP this morning visited the Australian Army’s Gallipoli Barracks at Enoggera,...

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