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Australia and Indonesia unite to patrol fisheries

A joint operation between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Indonesian Armed Forces to stop illegal fishing.

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A joint operation between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Indonesian Armed Forces to stop illegal fishing and improve regional security concluded on Monday in Darwin.

Coordinated maritime patrol AUSINDO CORPAT 2017 began in Benoa, Bali on 27 May and covered waters between Australia and Indonesia over a 10 day period.

The combined operation targeted the unlawful exploitation of natural resources with a focus on illegal fishing along the shared maritime boundary.

Commander Maritime Border Command, Rear Admiral Peter Laver said the operation had significantly contributed to regional security and enhanced each country’s ability to fight illicit activity in their shared maritime domains.

“As neighbours in a dynamic region, Australia and Indonesia’s defence relationship is vital. We have a mutual and abiding interest in the security and stability of waters between our countries and the free movement of trade and investment through these domains,” Rear Admiral Laver said.

“We recognise the importance of working together to support regional security and to promote a peaceful, prosperous and rules-based regional order.”

Exercises were conducted by the two nations’ defence forces over five days in the lead up to AUSINDO CORPAT 2017.

Armidale-class patrol boats, HMA Ships Bathurst and Glenelg, and an AP-3C Orion aircraft took part from the ADF. The Indonesian Armed Forces contributed two naval vessels, KRI Hiu and Pandrong, and a maritime patrol aircraft.

This was the seventh iteration of AUSINDO CORPAT.

Terry Turner is Senior Editor for Defence.com.au and Editor in Chief for the entire stable of CYBER PRESS magazines.CYBER PRESS is an Australian media business specialising in multi-channel broad audience online digital publishing. Our company is the evolution of Eco Magazines, Australia's premiere dedicated online publisher of full-format digital magazines. Put simply, we specialise, where many merely dabble.

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The Invictus Coin

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Australia’s two dollar coin has undergone an Invictus games Sydney 2018 makeover

Produced in partnership with Invictus Games Sydney 2018, the new coin will celebrate the unconquered spirit of wounded, injured and ill service personnel and veterans across Australia.

The Royal Australian Mint expects to release 2.3 million of the coins into public circulation over the coming months, ensuring they reach Australian’s wallets and change in time for Invictus Games Sydney 2018 to be held from 20 to 27 October.

As an Official Supporter of Invictus Games Sydney 2018, the Mint is producing medals for the Games and will also release a series of commemorative products leading up to the event.

The Invictus Games is an international adaptive sporting event for serving and formerly serving military personnel who have become wounded, injured or ill during their military service. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for wounded, injured and ill servicemen and women.

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New Secretary of Defence Greg Moriarty takes over from Acting Secretary Mr Brendan Sargeant.

The ADF has a new Secretary of the Department of Defence, Mr Greg Moriarty.

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The Department of Defence has today warmly welcomed their new Secretary of the Department of Defence, Greg Moriarty.

The Departments facebook post advises Mr Moriarty brings a wealth of experience to the role and that prior to taking up the position of Secretary, Mr Moriarty served as Chief of Staff, and earlier as International and National Security Adviser, to the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull.

He also served as the first Commonwealth Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Mr Moriarty has also held the positions of Deputy Secretary, Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Ambassador to both Indonesia and Iran.
We are looking forward to working with Mr Moriarty.

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Prime Minister appoints Mr Greg Moriarty as Secretary of Defence.

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The Prime Minister has announced the appointment of Mr Greg Moriarty as Secretary of Defence.

Mr Moriarty will take up his appointment on 4 September 2017.

Until then Brendan Sargeant will continue to act as Secretary.

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