Motion - Exercise Hamel

Senator IAN MACDONALD (Queensland) [3:59 PM] I move:
That the Senate

(a) notes that:

(i) Exercise Hamel was conducted by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) at the Townsville Field Training Area, Cowley Beach and RAAF Townsville, between 10 October and 11 November 2010, involving 6 000 Army, Navy and Air Force personnel,

(ii) as a result of the exercise, $4 883 518 was spent in the Townsville district, and

(iii) this training exercise was held for the purpose of testing and evaluating the units and the formations participating to the highest level of confidence; and
(b) congratulates all ADF personnel involved in this major exercise, including those involved in the significant planning and logistics roles and, in particular, the Director of Exercise Hamel, Brigadier John Frewen AM.
Question agreed to.

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