Monthly Archives: May 2018

Record number of applicants for defence industry jobs

Saab Australia has reported a record number of applicants during a recent recruitment drive.
This further highlights the effectiveness of the Turnbull Government’s policy to attract people to the growing defence industry, the burgeoning work force behind the Australian Defence Force.
Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said the Adelaide-based company’s latest graduate recruitment round was a huge success.

Joint Media Release – The Hon Darren Chester MP, The Hon Zed Seselja – Defence Housing Australia coming to Gungahlin

Minister for Defence Personnel Darren Chester and Senator for the ACT the Hon Zed Seselja, today announced the Government will be relocating Defence Housing Australia (DHA) from its head office in Barton to the town centre of Gungahlin, meeting the Federal Government’s 2016 election commitment.
DHA has been selected on the basis that it is the right sized agency, has clients in the region and has leases expiring in the near future.

United States Air Force B-52 Bombers train in top end

United States Air Force (USAF) B-52 Stratofortress Bombers have conducted training this week as part of Exercise ARNHEM THUNDER in the Northern Territory.
The B-52 aircraft trained with F/A-18A Classic Hornets from Number 75 Squadron over the Northern Territory Military Airspace.
This training increases the capability and preparedness of Australian and US forces to operate together seamlessly and to enhance security cooperation in the region.

Celebrating families who serve – National Families Week 2018

Having had three generations serve across the Navy, Army and Air Force, with the latest addition enlisting with the Navy in April of this year, the Hooper family know what it is like to serve in the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
As the son of World War II pilot Flight Lieutenant Laurence Hooper, and father of serving members Ann, Sean and Aaron, Lieutenant Commander Brice Hooper likens the sense of belonging in the ADF to joining a broader family.

Dassault opens new office at the University of Adelaide

Australia’s Defence industry is set to benefit from a new partnership between the University of Adelaide and Dassault Systemes.
Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, announced Dassault Systemes, an international aerospace and defence company, will open an office at the University of Adelaide campus—the first office to be co-located with an Australian university.

Minister Pyne welcomes Defence Market Seminar to Adelaide

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, spoke to businesses today at the Adelaide ‘Introduction to the Defence Market’ seminar.
Today’s seminar is the final in a series of seminars delivered at 17 locations across the country by the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC), in partnership with defence industry stakeholders.
The seminars have built on the Government information campaign, ‘The Workforce behind the Defence Force’, and introduced businesses to the current and forthcoming opportunities in our defence industry.

More jobs created as BMT Australia opens new Adelaide office

In yet another sign of the growing local defence industry, BMT Australia has opened its doors in Adelaide.
Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today formally opened the company’s Adelaide office.
BMT Australia, a subsidiary of BMT Group, is a maritime engineering, science and technology consultancy which has key roles in many major naval defence projects.

New Defence Innovation Hub contracts boost Australian defence industry

Three Australian businesses have been awarded contracts through the Defence Innovation Hub to further develop innovative technologies to maintain a war fighting advantage.
Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said the contracts totalling over $1.2 million demonstrates the Government’s commitment to supporting local Defence industry and harnessing its innovation potential while developing new capabilities.