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Defence in the North: Accomodating the US - infrastructure

Marines with Lima Company, 3rd Battaliion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin, at Robertson Barracks. Credit: Defence

The Force Posture Agreement signed between the Australian and US governments will see the Defence footprint in the NT grow significantly in the next few years.


Infrastructure: Base Services Contracts - one year in

Aerial view of RAAF Base Williamtown, runway and taxiways. Credit: Defence

It is now 12 months since the revolutionary Base Services contracts were signed with industry and it can be argued that there is now sufficient water under the bridge to judge how successful (or otherwise) they have been.


ADF life in the NT

For a member of the ADF, news of a posting to NT is often met with trepidation, but while some see it as a challenge others are excited by the prospect of a lifestyle often unavailable in the temperate south of the country.

Supporting Defence – the third annual DSS Summit

More than 200 delegates from across Defence and Industry gathered at Canberra’s Hotel Realm on September 10 for the third annual ADM Defence Support Services Summit.

Infrastructure: Testing times for Woomera – JP3024 | ADM September 2013

The Woomera Test Range is set to commence a much-needed update in the second half of the decade, as the wide-ranging JP3024 Phase 1 gains traction. Premium

Infrastructure: Public Works Committee – how it actually works | ADM September 2013

All capital works programs which cost more than $2 million dollars have to be reported to the Public Works Committee and if they are more than $15 million in scope then they must be referred to the committee. But just what is the Public Works Committee and how does it work? Premium

Defence Business: Base services re-tender RFI released | ADM May 2012

Defence introduced its Base Services Retendering Request for Information (RFI) to industry at a well-attended briefing session in Melbourne on April 2nd. Premium

Defence Support Group: Base Services Re-tendering RFI

Garden Island.

The Request For Information seeking industry feedback, comments and suggestions on the intentions for the future provision of Base Services activities is set to close on 27 April 2012.

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Choules despatched north as LHDs deal with azipod concerns

A schematic diagram of the Canberra Class Amphibious LHD - one of the two azipod propulsors can be clearly seen. Credit: Defence

The Navy's Amphibious Heavy Lift ship HMAS Choules has been despatched to Queensland from Sydney yesterday as Tropical Cyclone Debbie bears down on Queensland while reports emerge of problems with the LHD azipod propulsion systems.