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6 Capital Cities on Anzac Day
On Sunday 25 April, Defence Honours and Awards staff will attend Anzac Day
ceremonies in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Hobart.
You and your family are invited to visit the Defence Honours and Awards display as
part of the commemorative activities for the day. You will find helpful staff at the
The Australian War Memorial, Canberra
Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park South, Sydney
The Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne
Queens Park, Brisbane
Stirling Gardens (prior to march) and Anzac House (at completion of march), St
George's Terrace, Perth
The Hobart Cenotaph, Hobart
Staff from Honours and Awards welcome this opportunity to answer any questions,
provide application forms and assist with general information on medals contained
within the Australian honours and awards system as well as information on Imperial
and foreign awards.
For more information on medals and eligibility criteria or to subscribe to
automatically receive policy updates and the Defence Honours and Awards
Newsletter, please visit the Defence Honours and Awards' website at www.defence.
gov.au/medals or phone the Customer Response Team toll-free on 1800 111 321
between 0900 and 1700 AEST.
April 1, 2010
THE departments of Defence and
Customs and Border Protection have
welcomed the release of the Northern
Territory Coroner's report into the inci-
dent involving SIEV 36 last April.
RADM Allan du Toit, Deputy
Commander Joint Operations, and
RADM Tim Barrett, Commander Border
Protection Command, said both depart-
ments would now examine the report.
"We note the Coroner's positive com-
ments regarding the manner in which
Defence personnel provided a timely res-
cue effort," RADM du Toit said.
"We also welcome the Coroner's com-
ments on the great efforts, professional-
ism and bravery of the ADF personnel
in what he has described as a timely and
"We note that the Coroner made ref-
erence to deficiencies in the search of
the vessel. It is pleasing that the Coroner
acknowledged that Defence has already
taken action to remedy these deficien-
RADM Barrett said the departments
would now carefully consider the find-
ings of the Coroner's report and provide
comment once they have had an opportu-
nity to review the document in detail.
Both departments have cooper-
ated fully with the Northern Territory
Coroner's Inquest and the earlier
Northern Territory Police investigation.
RADM du Toit said the Inquest had
been a difficult process for some person-
"The conduct of our Servicemen and
women who appeared during hearings
has been commendable," he said.
"Since the incident, Defence has
been providing ongoing support to those
ADF personnel involved. We are now
concentrating our effort to ensure that
those involved are fully informed of the
Coroner's findings and will continue
to provide them with the support they
The ADF Inquiry Officer report into
the incident was publicly released by the
Coroner after the completion of hearings
NT Coroner releases SIEV 36 report
TENSE: RHIBs from HMA Ships
Albany and Childers retrieve the
injured from the water after an explo-
sion on board SIEV 36.
Photos: LS Jayson Tufrey
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