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Australia Department of Defence

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Works: 2,751 works in 3,331 publications in 1 language and 13,023 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  History  Naval history  Military history  Registers (Lists)  Sources  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: U1, 363.728760994
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Learning from experience. lessons from Australia's Collins submarine program by John F Schank( )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Large, complex submarine design and construction programs demand personnel with unique skills and capabilities supplemented with practical experiences in their areas of expertise. Recognizing the importance of past experiences for successful program management, the Australian government asked the RAND Corporation to develop a set of lessons learned from its Collins submarine program that could help inform future program managers. Collins was the first submarine built in Australia. RAND investigated how operational requirements were set for the Collins class; explored the acquisition, contracting, design, and build processes that the program employed; and assessed the plans and activities surrounding integrated logistics support for the class. Although Australia had intended to take an evolutionary approach in procuring the Collins class by using an existing design, no design was suitable, so the program pursued a developmental platform and a developmental combat system. This introduced a high degree of risk into the program, particularly in the combat system technology. Among the important lessons: All appropriate organizations should be involved in a new submarine program from its inception, the majority of the design drawings should be completed before construction begins, and a thorough and adequate testing program should be developed. Because designing and building a submarine is one of the most complex undertakings for a new program, they require careful management and oversight
Australian defence force journal( )

in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sea dumping in Australia : historical and contemporary aspects by Geoff Plunkett( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of reports previously published separately
Chemical warfare agent sea dumping off Australia by Geoff Plunkett( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the disposal of material in the sea is now very restricted, historically, the disposal of unwanted waste in the ocean has been a very common practice in many parts of the world. Due to its immense size the ocean was thought to have an unlimited absorptive capacity, with any dumped waste having only a very localized effect. Moreover, the material would be well away from any human activity. Even for fishing trawlers operating in the early 1970s, a depth over 120 metres was considered as "very deep water". Nowadays, however, trawlers work in depths to 1000 metres and material dumped decades before can be accidentally recovered. It is important to know where any hazardous material may lie, both to prevent human contact and to assess the possible ecological consequences. Sea dumping of unwanted Chemical Warfare Agents (CWA) has occurred at many sites around the world. Most of the dumping episodes occurred after the end of World War II when unused war stocks needed disposal. An estimated 300,000 tonnes of CW munitions was dumped in West European and North Atlantic waters. It appears at least 14,634 tons of Chemical Warfare munitions were dumped into Australian seas at the end of World War II by the United States Army and the defence forces of Australia. This figure probably includes the weight of the containers which housed the agent (be it an artillery shell, bomb or storage vessel) and hence the amount of actual chemical agent would be less than 14,634 tons. Records indicate there have been two small dumping episodes of CWA since World War 11, one in 1965 and another in 1970. Dumping can be confirmed in the seas off three states, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. Two main dump areas are known, one off Cape Moreton, Queensland and another off Sydney. Some of the CWA was loaded onto disused ships which were scuttled under supervision. The remainder was dumped in containers or as loose shell or bombs. Mustard gas2 was the most common type of CWA sea du7
Chemical warfare agent (CWA) sea dumping off Australia by Geoff Plunkett( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowledge of CWA dumping sites in Australia will help prevent possible exposure and help assess the possible ecological consequences. Also examines what may have happened to the containers after dumping, including the corrosion rate of the cylinders and the breakdown of mustard gas as it reacts with the sea water
Fire across the desert : Woomera and the Anglo-Australian Joint Project 1946-1980 by Peter Morton( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines protests over testing on and near Aboriginal reserves; appointment and role of Native Patrol Officers; briefly mentions presence of Aborigines at test sites
Official records of the Australian military contingents to the war in South Africa by Australia( Book )

13 editions published between 1911 and 2011 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a compilation of official Australian reports regarding the war in South Africa, and was recorded as a memorial and remembrance of the war. It is written as a reference book rather than a history of the war, and as a result contains a huge amount of logically presented facts, figures and statistics about the war. There are records of units, uniforms, dates, war services and honours, deaths, names and ranks, exerpts of written reports, rolls, medics and nurses, promotions and much more included for each of the different states
Review of Australia's defence capabilities : report to the Minister for Defence by Paul Dibb( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defending Australia : defence white paper, 1994 by Australia( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An outline of Australian naval history by Australia( Book )

4 editions published between 1962 and 1976 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The army in Australia, 1840-50 : prelude to the golden years by Maurice Austin( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British army in the Australian colonies
A time for war : Australia as a military power by Jed Birmingham( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the fourth Quarterly Essay of 2005, John Birmingham ponders the Australian way of war. After East Timor and Bali, a combination of primal fear and primal ambition has transformed attitudes to our region, to security and to war as an instrument of politics. Australian defence policy has become more assertive and our armed forces are being radically restructured and hardened. Australia now has the capacity, and even the will, to act as a military power in its region. "A Time for War" begins with a gripping account of Operation Anaconda, the 2002 battle in Afghanistan to which Australian special forces made a crucial contribution. Birmingham also looks at our war dreaming: the sanctification of Anzac Day and the eclipse of the Vietnam Syndrome. Ranging from Sir John Monash to Peter Cosgrove, from Rudyard Kiping to "The One Day of the Year", he finds that our armed forces can now do no wrong, and that politicians have taken note. The new militarism is not simply a response to September 11, he argues - it marks a deeper shift in the culture
The defence of Australia, 1987 : presented to Parliament by the Minister for Defence, Kim C. Beazley, March 1987 by Australia( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Navy in Vietnam : a record of the Royal Australian Navy in the Vietnam War, 1965-1972 by Denis Fairfax( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The strategic significance of Torres Strait by Ross Babbage( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines issues concerned with defence planning; overviews administrative structures in the Torres Strait; Annexes with specific Torres Strait Islander content on issues such as independence and economic development are annotated separately; authors are Jeremy Beckett, H. Burmester, Queensland Department of Aboriginal Affairs State Office, Australian Fisheries Service, T.J. Adcock and J.M. Scott
Commonwealth administrative law : an administrator's guide by C. M Doogan( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australia's strategic policy( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The defence force and the community : a partnership in Australia's defence : report to the Minister for Defence by Alan K Wrigley( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian national tide tables( )

in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review of Australia's defence facilities : report to the Minister for Defence by Robert J Cooksey( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A time for war : Australia as a military power
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A time for war : Australia as a military powerThe Royal Australian Air ForceThe Department of DefenceJ.A. Lyons, the tame Tasmanian : appeasement and rearmament in Australia, 1932-39Arthur Tange : last of the MandarinsThe Australian centenary history of defenceThe fragile forts : the fixed defences of Sydney Harbour 1788-1963
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English (153)