On Thursday 9 August 2012, the Minister for Defence, Stephen Smith MP, delivered a speech at the Lowy Institute on how the Australian Government is addressing defence challenges ahead in the next Defence White Paper [read a transcript of this speech].
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- PacificAus Sports regional hub in Samoa wants to grow
- Will Solomons star's pro deal in Europe be a game changer for soccer in the Pacific?
- Women in the Fiji Rugby Union push for gender equality and gender equity
- Could Solomons soccer star Raphael Lea'i's Europe contract persuade talent scouts to look at other Pacific players?
- Solomons star Jenly Wini eyeing a golden hat-trick at home Pacific Games, then she might retire!