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15 Apr 2016

This ‘ANZAC Day Kit’ has been compiled over a number of years by various staff members of the Parliamentary Library, and is updated annually.

In particular the Library would like to acknowledge the work of John Moremon and Laura Rayner, both of whom contributed significantly to the...

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20 Aug 2015

This paper provides a summary of each of Australia’s defence white papers issued between 1976 and 2013 and seeks to draw out common themes that emerge in some or all of them.

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  • Australia published defence white papers in 1976, 1987, 1994, 2000
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16 Apr 2015

This resource is produced by the Parliamentary Library to assist Members and Senators with their representational and ceremonial duties on Anzac Day.

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On 25 April, the anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli in 1915, Australians and New Zealanders...

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10 Nov 2014

This paper assesses the progress of SEA 4000—Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) from its inception at the start of the previous decade until August 2014. SEA 4000 is a program to build three guided missile destroyers (or DDGs to give them their hull classification symbol) for the Royal Australian Navy...

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10 Apr 2014

This paper contains a wide range of information on Anzac Day, including on ceremonial activities for Anzac Day 2014.

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On 25 April, the anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli in 1915, Australians and New Zealanders honour those of our men and women who...

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04 Sep 2013

There has been much discussion in both the media and political debate in recent times about the substantial and rising costs to the Australian Government of intercepting, detaining and processing asylum seekers arriving by boat.

Criticism of these costs has come from many quarters,...

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04 Sep 2013

There has been much discussion in both the media and political debate in recent times about the substantial and rising costs to the Australian Government of intercepting, detaining and processing asylum seekers arriving by boat. Criticism of these costs has come from many quarters, including...

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15 Apr 2013

On 25 April, the anniversary of t he landing at Gallipoli in 1915, Australians and New Zealanders honour those of our men and women who have served and died in wars, peacekeeping and other operations. It is now 98 years since the landing, and 97 years since Anzac Day was observed for the first...

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12 Sep 2012

This background note revises material previously released by the Parliamentary Library on Australia's involvement in Afghanistan.

In November 2010, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Government of Afghanistan agreed to a formal transition process that would...

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26 Jul 2012

This paper examines Australia’s involvement in the Joint Strike Fighter program and provide a succinct status update.

The F-35 Lightning II, commonly known as the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), is a so-called fifth generation multi-role aircraft designed with both fighter (...

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