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Howard And Latham Address RSL Annual Conference

Prime Minister John Howard and Opposition Leader Mark Latham have addressed the annual conference of the RSL.

The Returned and Services League was founded in 1916 and supports serving and ex-service Defence Force members and their families. [Read more…]


Australia’s Defence Well Prepared, But ALP Would Make Us Vulnerable: Hill

This is the text of the speech delivered by the Minister for Defence, Senator Robert Hill, to the 2004 Federal and Queensland Convention of the Young Liberal Movement, in Surfers Paradise.

Transcript of speech by Senator Robert Hill.

HillGood morning.

The Liberal Party has long distinguished itself from Labor and the other political parties by its cool-headed appreciation of the importance of national security. In contrast to Labor, the Liberal Party is not divided on ideological grounds. We will put Australia’s interests first but will not turn out back on friends and allies. We will tackle problems head on rather then hope for the best. Providing national security is the first priority of government. To do this we need to understand the security environment that we inhabit. [Read more…]


Myers And Cosgrove: Australian And U.S. Defence Chiefs Confer

The Chief of the Australian Defence Force, General Peter Cosgrove, has met with with the US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Richard B. Myers.

The two generals later held a press conference. [Read more…]


Security Fundamental To The Cause Of Labor: Latham

This is the text of the speech delivered by the Shadow Minister for Economic Ownership and Community Security, Mark Latham, to the Northern Territory Press Club, in Darwin.

Latham spoke about security issues, including border security and community safety.

Text of speech by Mark Latham to the Northern Territory Press Club.

LathamSecurity is one of the most important issues facing our society. We live in an uncertain world, a world in which governments are devising new strategies to deal with the threat of international terrorism.

In this country, our national government has the wrong strategy. It is fighting wars against the women and children of nation states, when it should be targeting the terrorists themselves. [Read more…]


Daily Defence Briefing On Iraq

This is the daily Defence Department briefing on the war in Iraq.

The briefing on Operation Falconer was given by Brigadier Mike Hannan. He announced that the Minister for Defence, Senator Robert Hill, had left fo rhte Middle East to meet with Australian troops. [Read more…]


Daily Defence Briefing: ‘It Looks Like A Short War,’ Says Hill

This the daily briefing on Operation Falconer, provided by the Defence Department.

The briefing was given by the Minister for Defence, Senator Robert Hill and the Chief of Defence, General Peter Cosgrove.

Hill said the Iraq war looked as though it would be a short war. [Read more…]


Daily Defence Briefing: Operation Falconer

This is the daily Defence briefing on Operation Falconer.

The briefing is provided by Brigadier Mike Hannan. It deals with Australian operations in the Middle East and Iraq. [Read more…]


Daily Defence Briefing: Operation Baghdad Assist

This is the daily Defence briefing on Operation Falconer.

The briefing, by General Peter Cosgrove, covered Australian operations in the Middle East and Iraq.

Cosgrove announced a new Australian operation, to be called Operation Baghdad Assist. [Read more…]


Daily Defence Briefing: Operation Falconer

This is the Defence Department’s daily briefing on Operation Falconer.

The briefing covers Australian operations in the Middle East and Iraq. It is given by Brigadier Mike Hannan. [Read more…]


Daily Defence Briefing On The War In Iraq

This is the daily Defence briefing on the progress of operations in Iraq and the Middle East.

The briefing on Operation Falconer is given by Brigadier Mike Hannan. [Read more…]