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Australian Defence Force: Combined military forces of Australia
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 82,000 full-time personnel and active reservists and is supported by the Department of Defence and several other civilian agencies.

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Money please: Material donations to bushfire victims cause logistical nightmares

Enough 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.
The Age - Published

3,000 ADF reservists deployed to help with bushfires

The 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..
SBS - Published

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The grim clear up of dead wildlife in Australia's bushfires [Video]The grim clear up of dead wildlife in Australia's bushfires

Australia and New Zealand military personnel searched for and cleaned up dead animals on Kangaroo Island, as bushfires left up to a billion animals dead or at risk. Lauren Anthony reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

Australian troops brought in to fight bushfires [Video]Australian troops brought in to fight bushfires

Authorities have called on residents and tourists to evacuate coastal towns along Australia's east coast ahead of extreme heat forecasts for the weekend. In the southeast, troops will support..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

 

Authorities warn blazes could burn for eight weeks as locals flown out fire-threatened Omeo

Authorties 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. 
The Age - Published

Australian survivors injured in deadly Whakaari volcano eruption flown home

Australian Defence Force planes have begun bringing home citizens badly injured in New Zealand's deadly White Island volcano eruption.
SBS - Published

Two Aussies back home after NZ volcano

Australian Defence Force planes have begun bringing home citizens badly injured in New Zealand's deadly White Island volcano eruption.
SBS - Published

The Australian Defence Force wants to double Indigenous recruits by 2025

The 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.
SBS - Published

Former soldier ready to serve as an MP

New 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.
SBS - Published

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