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Defence Force At Work In Aceh

This is the text of a media release from the Minister for Defence, Senator Robert Hill. DEFENCE SUPPORT TO TSUNAMI RELIEF IN ACEH Defence Minister Robert Hill today announced that a logistics hub is being established in Butterworth, Malaysia, to help better manage the flow of equipment and stores into tsunami affected regions in Sumatra. “The Malaysian Government has granted approval for the Australian Defence Force to set up a logistics hub at the military facility in Butterworth. It further demonstrates the close working relationship we have with our regional partners, particularly in this time of great need,” Senator Hill said. “The logistics hub will give the ADF greater flexibility in coordinating and moving the flow of humanitarian assistance equipment, stores and personnel to the tsunami affected areas in Sumatra while taking some pressure off the airfields in Banda Aceh and Medan. “Specialist logistics staff will work closely with those…

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