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Defence Support for North-West Queensland Transitions to State Recovery Coordinator

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The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has transitioned from all operations in flood-affected north-west Queensland, to ongoing support now being managed by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority in conjunction with the Queensland State Recovery Coordinator.
The ADF Joint Task Force 646, comprising around 150 ADF personnel from the Navy, Army and Air Force, provided the initial major emergency response to…

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Australian Research Satellite: Progress Update

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Defence is continuing to learn valuable lessons in developing spacecraft systems tailored to Australian needs.
Under our current space program, an Australian miniature satellite, developed by the University of New South Wales Canberra under a research agreement with the Royal Australian Air Force, was launched from the United States in December 2018.
The mission, known as Mission 1 (M1),…

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Lima Group Declaration February 25, 2019

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The governments of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela, members of the Lima Group, committed to contribute to the process of democratic transition and to the institutional, economic and social reconstruction of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela……

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2019 Australian International Airshow Commences

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With 698 exhibitors and over 340 aircraft on display, this year’s Australian International Airshow (AIA19) will be the biggest airshow in the Southern Hemisphere, and Australia’s biggest expo to date. 
Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP said he was pleased to support the event held at Avalon Airport, which is open to the public from 1-3…

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