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9 December 2016

Beecroft Weapons Range (BWR) will be closed from 9:00pm on Sunday, 11 December and will reopen at 12:00am on Friday, 16 December 2016. Defence activities will be conducted during the following times: Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 7:00am to 4:00pm....

10 May 2016

Election-related material is not available on the Royal Australian Navy website. Such material may be found on party political websites.

29 June 2015

The article in the Sunday edition of the Sun Herald on 28 June 2015 and other Fairfax Media publications entitled 'HMAS Stirling suicides: lack of action raised Navy concerns', is misleading and displays a lack of understanding of the support...

8 April 2015

Many of you may have seen recent the ABC 7.30 report into the deaths at HMAS Stirling between 2011 and 2012. Navy again offers its sympathy to those who have been affected by these tragic losses. At the time of the incidents Navy initiated a...

19 August 2013

To the Editor, In the 19 August 2013 edition of The Cairns Post there was an article entitled “Call to cut sonar near pods”. The article contains a misleading statement which I need to correct. The article quoted Mr Ben Cropp stating, “As the naval...

23 May 2013

Reports about Kurt Mackenzie published in the Courier Mail and the Northern Territory News on 23 May 2013 stated that “Navy is refusing to explain and release a report into the poisoning of a sailor during an exercise off Darwin seven years ago”....

20 March 2013

Andrew Holman Editor The Mercury GPO Box 334 HOBART TAS 7001 Dear Mr Holman On Monday 18 March 2013 the online version of your newspaper published an editorial which related to the article entitled "Incat sailing at full speed" (17 March 2013). I...

26 February 2013

Media Release issued by Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon. Australian Defence Force (ADF) members now have access to extended paid parental leave options, as part of Defence’s commitment to giving members more flexibility in...

25 February 2013

HMAS Albatross and local emergency response services will be conducting a major crash exercise from 7:00am on Wednesday, 27 February 2013. The HMAS Albatross Emergency Plan will be evaluated through a crash exercise designed to test the ability of...

25 January 2013

The Australian Defence Force is looking forward to joining Sydney’s Australia Day celebrations on the water, in the air and ashore. Please note these activities are subject to weather conditions throughout the day. Approx 9.30am The Royal...

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