Battle looms over Defence health services

[Editor’s Note: Both Medibank Health Service and the Department of Defence dispute and reject the assertions made by the Australian Medical Association in this article, which was originally published in the October-November issue of Government News. Please read the responses from MHS and the Department] By Dr Steve Hambleton* One of the first issues that […]

Defence health signs up Medibank

Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel will receive healthcare services from Medibank Health Solutions (MHS) following a four year $1.3 billion contract. Following a competitive tender process, MHF will deliver a range of services including on-base health support, pathology, imaging, radiology and a 24-hour ADF national health hotline. According to the Department of Defence, extensions have […]

Eyes widened for military vehicles

Australian Defence Force vehicles will identify potential targets and threats with computer vision technology. Computer vision and software firm, Sentient developed the Desert Owl software to improve vehicle situation awareness. The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) managed the development with Sentient, as part of the Defence Capability and Technology Demonstrator Program (CTD). CTD program […]

Defence and Victoria Police come to an understanding

Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Senator David Feeney has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Victoria Police.   This MoU will make it easier for police officers who are also Defence Reservists to serve their community through their roles in the ADF.   “Being a proud […]

Defence recovers lost memory stick

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has played down loss of a memory stick by a contractor.   Last week a 2GB Radio Sydney announcer broadcast that he was in possession of a computer memory stick containing Defence classified information.   The memory stick was allegedly found on a Qantas flight.   ADF has stated the […]


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