Crisis Communications

Using social media to disseminate timely information as well as a tool to curb disinformation and misinformation.

Australia’s evacuation operation in Afghanistan

Defence deployed to the Middle East to contribute to Australia’s efforts to evacuate Australian citizens, permanent residents, visa holders and approved foreign nationals from Afghanistan.

Solomon Islands Response

The Australian Government is responding to a request from the Solomon Islands Government under the 2017 bilateral security treaty to support the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force to stabilise the situation in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

Operation Tonga Assist 2022

Defence is providing support to the Government of Tonga following the eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai underwater volcano on 15 January and the subsequent tsunami.

Operation Flood Assist 2022

Defence support to Queensland and NSW governments is being delivered under #OpFloodAssist 2022 and coordinated under Joint Task Force 629. Deployment of forces is in response to NSW Government and Queensland Government requirements coordinated and prioritised through State Emergency Operations Centres.