Australian Defence White Paper doesn’t go unnoticed

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first_img Australian Defence White Paper doesn’t go unnoticed View post tag: Royal Australian Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Australian Defence White Paper doesn’t go unnoticed Authorities February 26, 2016 Australian Prime Minister and the Minister of Defence unveiled the long-awaited 2016 Australian Defence White Paper February 25.The plan is set to increase defence spending by AUS $29.9 billion (approx. US $21.5 billion) over the following ten years.A Defence Industry Policy Statement (DIPS) and a Defence Integrated Investment Program (IIP) were also released on the occasion.What will certainly make the Australian shipbuilders happy is the fact that navy is at the center of the defense paper as the country aims to double the submarine fleet to 12, add another three destroyers, 9 anti-submarine frigates and 12 new patrol boats.Controversy Long talks of the Australian submarine bid and the competitors for it coupled with the complicated political situation in the South China Sea made sure the document doesn’t go without controversy.The core reasoning behind this focus on the navy is China’s rising military might and the current diplomatic situation between China on one side and Australia, the U.S. and Japan on the other.The document stated: “Australia does not take sides on competing territorial claims in the South China Sea but we are concerned that land reclamation and construction activity by claimants raises tensions in the region. Australia opposes the use of artificial structures in the South China Sea for military purposes.”This bit got Chinese officials “seriously concerned” wrote the Associated Press, quoting the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying as saying: “China is seriously concerned about and dissatisfied with the White Paper’s negative statement on issues concerning the South China Sea and the development of China’s military strength.”The Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said at a regular briefing: “We are firmly opposed to the accusations against China’s construction activities on the islands and reefs in the South China Sea. The islands and reefs in the South China Sea are inherent Chinese territory from ancient times. China’s construction activities on these islands and reefs are conducted on its own territory and within its sovereign rights.”The spokesman added that the South China Sea issue was not an issue between China and Australia, and that freedom of navigation was enjoyed by all countries including Australia.At home, both South Australia and West Australia are competing to get the most out of the proposed naval program. The Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne had to react to criticism from South Australia Defence Industries Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith who said the frigate contract which was under the White Paper awarded to South Australia would be cold comfort for the state if West Australia ends up building the patrol boats, AAP reported.What got the minister worried is the fact that the paper did not specify where exactly the patrol would be built. Share this articlelast_img read more


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first_imgBurnley captain Ben Mee marked his 300th appearance for the club by scoring in a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace on Monday as the Clarets climbed to eighth in the Premier League table. Burnley captain Mee heads in the only goal of a 1-0 victory away to Crystal Palace Victory saw Sean Dyche’s visitors go level on points with Tottenham Hotspur and keep alive their hopes of European football next season. A week on from saying how “ashamed” he was at a plane carrying the message ‘White lives Matter Burnley’ over the Etihad Stadium during a 5-0 thrashing by Manchester City, the defender won plaudits for his football at Selhurst Park as the Clarets built on a 1-0 win over Watford.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The WorldA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithThe Biggest Cities In The World So FarBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonRyan Reynolds Does The Bottle Cup Challenge (You Better See This)10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The World7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe “I’ve been humbled by the response to the interview,” he said. “It’s nice to hear.“The club got quite a few emails too which I read a few of. It wasn’t a great night for us but we have responded really well to get two wins on the bounce.”Defeat dropped Palace down to 11th place but Roy Hodgson’s men are still a comfortable 15 points clear of the relegation zone with six games to play despite a second successive defeat.Burnley’s victory was all the more impressive as they were without three first-choice forwards in Jay Rodriguez, Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes.Burnley manager Dyche, who admitted he’d “had things easier, told the BBC: “In the first half we played very well. We’ve had to change things with the stretched squad we have and we did very well.”Burnley could have opened the scoring as early as the 19th minute only for Dwight McNeil to shoot over the crossbar from inside the area.Palace created chances but Cahill and James McArthur were both off target.In the second half, the video assistant referee was called in as Palace’s Jordan Ayew avoided a red card for catching Josh Brownhill with his arm.center_img Mee ended a three-year wait for a goal in the 62nd minute with a diving header from Ashley Westwood’s free-kick after getting in front of Gary Cahill. Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita got a hand to the ball but not a strong one and could only divert it in off a post for the only goal of the game. Mee, simply saying it was “nice” to score, told Amazon Prime of the reaction to his post-match comments following the City defeat. Read Also: Video: Bruce tried to tap up De Bruyne during post-match interviewThen came the key moment, defender Mee stooping low for his first goal since January 2017.Palace had several more chances but Burnley held on for victory.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more


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