The Minister for Defence, Senator Robert Hill, has met with his American counterpart, Donald Rumsfeld, in Singapore.
Senator Hill attended the Fourth Asia Security Conference (Shangri La Dialogue) hosted by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). He lead Australia’s delegation, including the departmental Secretary for Defence, Mr Ric Smith, and Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Angus Houston. The dialogue attracts high level representation from Australia, South East Asian nations, Japan, Republic of Korea, Pakistan, New Zealand, UK, US, France and Canada. Senator Hill delivered an address to the conference on ‘Asia Pacific Armed Forces and Counter Terrorism’.