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Budget 2013/14 Northern Territory Economy



Budget 2013/14 Northern Territory Economy

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Tabled paper 295


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Tabled by David Tollner


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198 Defence 2013-14 Budget improved understanding of tactical low-level flight and airdrop cooperation to be conducted in December 2013; Exercise ARNHEM THUNDER 13-2 is an annual Air Force exercise designed to practice offensive counter-air operations and air support operations to be conducted in October and November 2013; Exercise ARNHEM THUNDER 14-1 is the next iteration of Exercise ARNHEM THUNDER and is to be conducted in May and June 2014; Exercise FARU SAMU 13-1 combines the culmination of Super Hornet aircrew conversion course and a fast jet bombing camp using Territory-based air weapons ranges to be conducted in October and November 2013; Exercise FARU SAMU 14-1 is a follow-up exercise to Exercise FARU SAMU 13-1 and will be conducted in June 2014; Exercise PITCH BLACK 14 is the Air Forces largest exercise for 2014 and will be based from both RAAF Base Darwin and RAAF Base Tindal. It will involve not only Australian elements but also contingents from a number of visiting Southeast Asian nations and will be conducted in June and July2014; Exercise TRITON THUNDER 13 is a minor war vessel exercise concentration and is being undertaken for tactical development purposes and will be conducted in June and July 2013; Exercise TRITON THUNDER 14-1 is to be conducted in mid-2014 and is a follow-up exercise to TRITON THUNDER 13 conducted in April 2014; Exercise CASSOWARY 13 is a bilateral exercise conducted in Darwin to improve the interoperability of Australian and Indonesian navies in all facets of naval warfare in order to undertake effective maritime or combined or coalition operations and will be conducted in August and September 2013; AUSINDO CORPAT involves the same ships as Exercise CASSOWARY and will entail several days of harbour training prior to a joint Australia-Indonesian patrol to Surabaya in Indonesia and will be conducted in May and June 2014; Exercise PREDATORS STRIKE is an Australian Army 1st Brigade-led activity involving combat team level, dry and live firing manoeuvres in the MountBundey Field Training Area; Operation RESOLUTE NORFORCE are a series of training exercises at bases across the Territory involving NORFORCE and 6th Brigade personnel; and Exercise POSSUM GUNS 1, 2 and 3 are a series of live fire exercises conducted by 1st Aviation Regiment at the Mount Bundey FieldTrainingArea. DHA has undertaken significant changes in the composition of housing stock in recent years, with a movement away from on-base housing towards an off-base housing approach. This has seen DHA in recent years commit to significant new housing developments in and around Darwin, Defence Housing Australia

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