Senate debates

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Questions without Notice

National Security

2:37 pm

Photo of Marise PayneMarise Payne (NSW, Liberal Party, Minister for Defence) Share this | Hansard source

Of course, Australia is making a significant contribution to a number of other missions around the world. In response to the seizure of Marawi in the southern Philippines some months ago by Daesh-aligned terrorists, Australia has since begun conducting training activities with the armed forces of the Philippines and joint maritime patrols. We're sharing the experience in urban combat warfare that we have gained in the Middle East and our experience from maritime border protection to ensure that the Philippines is as well positioned as possible to prevent Daesh establishing a foothold in our region.

The ADF is also making a very significant contribution to our maritime security through our involvement in Operation Sovereign Borders. ADF vessels and aircraft are continuing to combat illegal maritime arrivals and people smuggling. This is consistent with bringing the rule of law to our region and with saving lives at sea. We continue to make highly valued contributions to three international peace operations deployed in Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Syria and South Sudan. (Time expired)


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