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16 Nov 2018 Media Release Type Media release
Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, and Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Steven Ciobo MP, today announced the selection of the General...
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16 Nov 2018 Media Release Type Media release
Today’s sod-turning on the new Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence marks a new milestone for the Australian Army and the nation’s developing defence industry.
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15 Nov 2018 Media Release Type Media release
In a momentous day for Australia’s national shipbuilding endeavor, construction has commenced on the Navy’s new Offshore Patrol Vessels at Osborne in South Australia.
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15 Nov 2018 Media Release Type Media release
The Royal Australian Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessels will be named the Arafura class, with the first ship entering service in 2022 being named HMAS Arafura.
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09 Nov 2018 Media Release Type Media release
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, today announced the appointment of the Australian Defence Force’s Brigadier Cheryl Pearce, on promotion to Major...
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08 Nov 2018 Media Release Type Media release
The annual Australia-Vietnam Defence Ministers’ Meeting was held in Sydney today. The meeting focused on shared regional interests and challenges, and celebrated...
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07 Nov 2018 Media Release Type Media release
The brand new Thales Australia World Trade Centre offices were officially opened by Defence Minister Christopher Pyne in Melbourne today, paving the way for further...
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06 Nov 2018 Media Release Type Media release
The Australian Defence Force will be better supported following the opening of a new, high-tech facility in Sydney.
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05 Nov 2018 Media Release Type Media release
In a first for our respective navies, HMAS Hobart has successfully tested a communications capability, proving her ability to share sensor information and...
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05 Nov 2018 Media Release Type Media release
Dr Andrew Piotrowski has been awarded the 2018 Minister’s Award for Achievement in Defence Science for developing life-saving equipment against improvised explosive devices (IED).
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02 Nov 2018 Media Release Type Media release
The Royal Australian Navy Landing Helicopter Dock, HMAS Adelaide, and Armidale Class Patrol Boats, HMA Ships Larrakia and Glenelg, will start arriving in Port Moresby...
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01 Nov 2018 Media Release Type Media release
Australia’s transformative Naval Shipbuilding College has been officially opened.
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31 Oct 2018 Media Release Type Media release
HMAS Ballarat and her ship’s company of 190 officers and sailors have departed Fleet Base West at Garden Island, Western Australia, for maritime...
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26 Oct 2018 Media Release Type Media release
Rheinmetall Defence Australia has announced its first major Australian supplier contract for the production of its 211 Boxer 8x8 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles for the Australian Army.
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26 Oct 2018 Media Release Type Media release
Australian Army special operations military working dog ‘Kuga’ has been posthumously awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal for conspicuous gallantry at a ceremony in Canberra today.
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25 Oct 2018 Media Release Type Media release
Australia will contribute $250,000 toward the NATO-Ukraine Medical Rehabilitation Trust Fund, to improve access to medical rehabilitation facilities for members of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
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23 Oct 2018 Media Release Type Media release
A military trial conducted in downtown Adelaide, involving five countries and nearly 200 military and civilian personnel, has won a national project management award.
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23 Oct 2018 Media Release Type Media release
Minister for Defence the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today congratulated Australian Defence scientist Paul Marsden on being awarded the US Secretary of Defense Medal for...
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22 Oct 2018 Media Release Type Media release
The tenth F-35A Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) to be delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has arrived at US Air Force Luke Air...
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21 Oct 2018 Media Release Type Media release
Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, attended the fifth Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Defence Ministers’ Meeting‑Plus (the ADMM-Plus) in Singapore...
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04 May 2016 Article Type Article
Op-ed originally appeared on page 9 of The Adelaide Advertiser on 4 May 2016
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13 Oct 2014 Article Type Article
EVERY architect knows that for a building to pass the test of time it must have a strong foundation. In education, our children also need...
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26 May 2014 Article Type Article
Christopher Pyne's vision for higher education Op Ed originally appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on 26 May 2014. Available online:http://www.smh.com.au/comment/christopher-pynes-vision-for-higher-education-20140525-zrniw.html With images of protesters – who ...
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07 May 2014 Article Type Article
THE students who identified themselves as from the Socialist Alternative protesting on Monday night’s Q and A program highlight how important it is that all...
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24 Apr 2014 Article Type Article
In 1914, with the outbreak of war with Germany, the Australian government recruited 20,000 Australians from the recently federated states and territories to fight together...
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26 Mar 2014 Article Type Article
Originally appeared on page 18 of The Adelaide Advertiser on 26/03/2014 Labor has stolen the Treasury benchesChristopher Pyne IT is beyond question that under the...
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12 Mar 2014 Article Type Article
THERE is nothing more frustrating than trying to speak to people in a language they just cannot, or will not, understand.
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29 Nov 2013 Article Type Article
The key driver of all education policy across the Commonwealth, states and territories, government and nongovernment sectors should be improving student outcomes.
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29 May 2013 Article Type Article
With more than half of all homeless people under the age of 24, homelessness disproportionately affects our children and youth. As Shadow Minister for Education...
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22 May 2013 Article Type Article
Originally published in Haaretz, Israeli Daily Newspaper. Australian MPs pick up torch in fight against global anti-SemitismAll 105 federal Liberal MPs and senators join the...
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05 Apr 2013 Article Type Article
Originally published as an op-ed in The Advertiser on 5 April 2012. PEOPLE in South Australia are rightly questioning why Federal Labor is splashing...
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03 Apr 2013 Article Type Article
Original article in The Daily Telegraph by Miranda Devine. THE most despicable thing about the “I give a Gonski” ads on TV is their dishonest...
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30 Jan 2013 Article Type Article
Originally published in the Australian Financial Review on 30 January 2013. The Parliament is controlled and defined by the government, the example set by...
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07 Apr 2012 Article Type Article
(Originally published in The Australian) LOOKING at a list of top performing schools, the tendency for government and policy makers is to seek among them...
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30 Jan 2012 Article Type Article
SUBJECTS: AFP inquiry into Australia Day riot E&OE……… Jon Faine: What would an enquiry achieve? Christopher Pyne: Well the enquiry would achieve a number of things. Firstly, it ...
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05 Jan 2012 Article Type Article
Ross Fitzgerald - The Daily Telegraph – January 05, 201212:00AM OVER the past few months, Labor's standard attack on Tony Abbott has been that he's...
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05 Jan 2012 Article Type Article
The Constitution makes the only prerequisite to form a government in Australia the ability to control a majority of the elected members on the floor…
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05 Jan 2012 Article Type Article
OVER the past few months, Labor's standard attack on Tony Abbott has been that he's "too negative". They've even published a pamphlet about the ...
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04 Dec 2011 Article Type Article
Cost of living increases have battered South Australians over the past few years. Electricity prices in particular have hit many people hard.
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05 Nov 2018 Speech Type Speech
Speech to the 2018 Defence and Strategic Studies Course in Canberra on 5 November 2018
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05 Sep 2018 Speech Type Speech
It’s a pleasure to join you today for the official opening of the International Conference on Science and Innovation for Land Power.
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05 Sep 2018 Speech Type Speech
Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Rick Burr and Bronwyn. General Robert Brown, Commanding General of the United States Army Pacific, and Patti, welcome.
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04 Sep 2018 Speech Type Speech
Building a Resilient and Rules-Based Security Community in the Indo-Pacific Region
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29 Aug 2018 Speech Type Speech
It’s a great pleasure to be here today to open SCINDICATE, an event, which brings together our Defence scientists and our partners in industry and...
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15 May 2018 Speech Type Speech
CEDA’s SA Defence Industry Overview Luncheon
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23 Apr 2018 Speech Type Speech
Speech to the Australian Stategic Policy Institute
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13 Apr 2018 Speech Type Speech
Speech to the G’Day USA: US-Australian Dialogue on Defence Industries in Washington DC
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20 Mar 2018 Speech Type Speech
Speech to the DMTC Annual Conference
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14 Feb 2018 Speech Type Speech
AIDN National Dinner
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18 Jan 2018 Speech Type Speech
Speech to the AustCham Singapore
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17 Jan 2018 Speech Type Speech
Good morning. I’m honoured to be here today at the National Defence College.
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13 Dec 2017 Speech Type Speech
My speech to the Lowy Institute for International Policy...
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21 Nov 2017 Speech Type Speech
Good evening and thank you for the opportunity to deliver tonight’s 13th annual Magna Carta Lecture.
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13 Nov 2017 Speech Type Speech
It’s a pleasure to be here today. CEDA does tremendous work in stimulating debate on a very wide range of economic and social issues.
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04 Oct 2017 Speech Type Speech
It is a pleasure to be here, in Sydney, at the Pacific 2017 Sea Power Conference.
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28 Sep 2017 Speech Type Speech
It is a pleasure to be here to speak at the Annual Dinner of The International Institute of Space Law, in the context of the...
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08 Sep 2017 Speech Type Speech
It’s a pleasure to return to the Global Access Partners Annual Economic Summit to speak with you today. We share some similar concerns...
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31 Aug 2017 Speech Type Speech
It’s a pleasure to be here at the American Chamber of Commerce and have the opportunity to speak with you this afternoon.
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27 Jul 2017 Speech Type Speech
It’s a pleasure to be able to give the keynote address at the Australian Business Defence Industry’s Sovereign Industry Capabilities seminar today.
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16 Nov 2018 Transcript Type Transcipt
SUBJECTS: General Atomics Reaper
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15 Nov 2018 Transcript Type Transcipt
SUBJECTS: New shipbuilding at Osborne
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15 Nov 2018 Transcript Type Transcipt
SUBJECTS: Offshore Patrol Vessels; Military Capability Build-up; Strategic Partnering Agreement; Redevelopment of the Manus Island naval base; Australia's embassy in Israel
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07 Nov 2018 Transcript Type Transcipt
SUBJECTS: Mark Latham; China Belt and Road Initiative; Scomo bus
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24 Oct 2018 Transcript Type Transcipt
Doorstop interview with the German Minister for Defence
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02 Oct 2018 Transcript Type Transcipt
Interview with Fran Kelly on Radio National Breakfast.
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02 Oct 2018 Transcript Type Transcipt
SUBJECTS: Submarine project; Afghanistan; Liberal leadership
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24 Sep 2018 Transcript Type Transcipt
Christopher Pyne, Minister for Defence; and Florence Parly, French Minister for the Armed Forces press conference at the Australia-France Defence Industry Symposium.
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11 Jul 2018 Transcript Type Transcipt
SUBJECTS: Future Frigates tender announcement; militarisation of South China Sea
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27 Jun 2018 Transcript Type Transcipt
JOURNALIST: Two tribes on a Wednesday morning, Chris Pyne, Anthony Albanese, good morning to you.
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17 Apr 2018 Transcript Type Transcipt
Address to Team Defence Australia in Kuala Lumpur
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11 Apr 2018 Transcript Type Transcipt
Interview with Anthony Albanese on 5AA Adelaide
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09 Apr 2018 Transcript Type Transcipt
RN Breakfast with Fran Kelly
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06 Apr 2018 Transcript Type Transcipt
Today Show with Karl Stefanovic and Anthony Albanese
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03 Apr 2018 Transcript Type Transcipt
Press Conference with Premier Marshall, Minister Birmingham and Assistant Minister Andrews to mark the launch of the Naval Shipbuilding College and Institute.
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05 Feb 2018 Transcript Type Transcipt
SUBJECTS: Newspoll; Private Health Insurance; Susan Lamb Citizenship; Batman By-election
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29 Jan 2018 Transcript Type Transcipt
AURA JAYES: More on our top story now and the Government’s new Defence policies. It shifts away from the strategy that has been taken...
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29 Jan 2018 Transcript Type Transcipt
SUBJECTS: Defence Export Strategy; US Defence Strategy
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23 Jan 2018 Transcript Type Transcipt
Christopher Pyne is on the line, thanks for your time.
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23 Jan 2018 Transcript Type Transcipt
SUBJECTS: NIOA Announcement; LAND 400 Contract; Australia’s International Relationships; People Smugglers
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