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Budget 2013/14 Northern Territory Economy



Budget 2013/14 Northern Territory Economy

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Tabled by David Tollner


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188 Defence 2013-14 Budget The defence presence in the Territory is comprised of the Navy, Army and Air Force, along with other groups involved in support and coordination functions. The most significant ongoing ADF activity in the Territory is OperationRESOLUTE, which is the defence contribution to a whole of government effort to protect Australias borders and maritime security interests. Major defence sites in the Territory include: Larrakeyah Barracks, which includes the joint forces Headquarters Northern Command (HQNORCOM), North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) and HMAS Coonawarra; RobertsonBarracks (near Palmerston); Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) BaseDarwin (on which DarwinInternational Airport is located); RAAF Base Tindal (near Katherine); Joint (United States and Australia) Defence Facility Pine Gap (near AliceSprings); Bradshaw Field Training Area (near Timber Creek); and Defence Establishment Berrimah. Other defence sites include: the Stokes Hill fuel installation depot; Winnellie logistics facility; Shoal Bay receiving station; Kangaroo Flats Field Training Area; Mount Bundey Field Training Area; Delamere Air Weapons Range facility (south-west of Katherine); Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN) facility (near Alice Springs); Berrimah storage facility; and the Naval Transmitting Station (Humpty Doo). Northern Commands (NORCOM) mission is to command, plan and synchronise ADF and whole of government defence operations in Australias north and northern maritime approaches as part of Operation RESOLUTE. NORCOM also has responsibility for the direction, coordination and synchronisation of Defence Assistance to the CivilCommunity support in times of natural disasters. Navy operations in the Territory primarily focus on border protection with Darwin-based patrol boats making a major contribution to the defence of Australias northern approaches as part of OperationRESOLUTE. HMASCoonawarra is home to the Patrol Boat Group Headquarters, ten of the Navys 14 Armidale class patrol boats, and two Landing CraftHeavy(LCH) ships. The remaining four patrol boats (Cairns-based) Headquarters Northern Command Navy

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