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The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is the military organisation responsible for the defence of Australia. It consists of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Australian Army, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and several "tri-service" units. The ADF has a strength of just over 85,000 full-time personnel and active reservists and is supported by the Department of Defence and several other civilian agencies.
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ADF to be deployed on NSW-Victoria borderThe Australian Defence Force will deploy between 350 and 500 personnel to patrol the NSW-Victoria border when it closes in a bid to stem the spread of COVID-19.
Scott Morrison unveils $270 billion plan to arm Australia with long range missiles against 'more dangerous' worldPrime Minister Scott Morrison wants the Australian Defence Force to make sure it can deter threats in the region and respond where necessary.
Scott Morrison set to unveil $270 billion defence planPrime Minister Scott Morrison wants the Australian Defence Force to make sure it can deter threats in the region and respond where necessary.
Watch: Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is speaking liveVictorian Premier Daniel Andrews is speaking live with COVID-19 update shortly. The military has been called in and other states have been asked for help as Victoria battles surging coronavirus..
Military called to assist Victoria with coronavirus surge as NSW school closesThe Australian Defence Force and various states have been enlisted to assist Victoria in combating a sudden surge in coronavirus numbers in the state.
Military called in as Victoria cases surgeThe Australian Defence Force and various states have been enlisted to assist Victoria in combating a sudden surge in coronavirus numbers in the state.
Australian Defence Force says five members have caught coronavirus in the Middle EastFive Defence members stationed in the Middle East have been brought home after testing positive for COVID-19.
Mandatory quarantine of overseas arrivals rolled out in Australia - what is involved?The Australian Defence Force is being called in to help enforce a mandatory 14-day quarantine of overseas arrivals in hotels and other facilities.
Third ADF member tests positive, and NSW schools prepare for more coronavirus casesA vaccine to combat the coronavirus is at least one year away as states across Australia ramp up their response to surging case numbers.
Two Australian Defence Force officers test positive for COVID-19Two Australian Defence Force members have been confirmed as having the coronavirus.
Defence Force chief raised his 'discomfort' with Scott Morrison over bushfire response videoThe chief of the Defence Force, Angus Campbell, personally raised his "discomfort" with Scott Morrison over a social media video outlining the national response to the bushfire crisis.
This Australian Army interpreter has finally been brought to the country he servedAhmad Shah Shahi risked his life to support the Australian Defence Force during the war against terrorism in Afghanistan. After nearly seven years in hiding, he and his family have now been granted..
SAS under investigation for 55 incidents in AfghanistanThe Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force is investigating 55 allegations, mostly killings of Afghan non-combatants, by Special Forces soldiers.
Australian PM announces national inquiry into devastating bushfiresCANBERRA, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a national inquiry into the "Black Summer" bushfires. The Royal Commission into the bushfires which claimed at least..
From the archives, 1970: Joint Defense Facility NurrungarIn 1970 the top secret joint US/Australian Defence Force base at Nurrungar was under construction - a surveillance facility for the early detection of missile launches.
Money please: Material donations to bushfire victims cause logistical nightmaresEnough already. The CWA is turning $5000 worth of fruit into jam and banana bread. Defence Force troops have had to clear out sheds meant to house fire trucks.
3,000 ADF reservists deployed to help with bushfiresThe Prime Minister has deployed the 3,000 Australian Defence Force reserves to help with bushfire assistance. The reservists will help deliver relief supplies, assist evaucations, assist with opening..
Authorities warn blazes could burn for eight weeks as locals flown out fire-threatened OmeoAuthorties warn fires ravaging the state could continue to burn for at least another eight weeks, as the Australian Defence Force makes a desperate dash to rescue people trapped in the town of Omeo.
Australian military embark on rescue missions as deadly wildfires threaten to burn towns to the ground(CNN)Australian authorities are launching naval and air rescue operations along the country's southeast coast as deadly wildfires intensify, stranding residents and tourists in towns that may be wiped..
Australian survivors injured in deadly Whakaari volcano eruption flown homeAustralian Defence Force planes have begun bringing home citizens badly injured in New Zealand's deadly White Island volcano eruption.
Two Aussies back home after NZ volcanoAustralian Defence Force planes have begun bringing home citizens badly injured in New Zealand's deadly White Island volcano eruption.
The Australian Defence Force wants to double Indigenous recruits by 2025The ADF wants the increase its recruitment of Indigenous Australians to five per cent as part of a larger push to improve its Indigenous affairs policy across the sector.
Australia's Orwellian anti-refugee system hints at what's to come for climate refugeesIf you want to imagine the politics of the future, think about climate refugees. This week the ABC published internal briefing notes from the Australian Defence Force warning about huge population..
Former soldier ready to serve as an MPNew Liberal MP Phillip Thompson says he will approach his role with the same sense of duty as he did when serving for the Australian Defence Force.
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