Australian Defence Force stands up Joint Task Force to help cyclone recovery

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has established a Joint Task Force (JTF) in response to a request from the Northern Territory Government for further assistance to aid recovery efforts in the cyclone affected communities of Darwin and Palmerston.

The JTF is the whole-of -Defence emergency response to support to the clean-up following Tropical Cyclone Marcus on 17 March.

The JTF consists of more than 400 locally based Navy, Army and Air Force personnel and will be under the command of 1st Brigade’s Brigadier Matt Pearse.