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13/08/2007 MECC 259/07




The Australian Defence Force (ADF) will act in support of the New South Wales Police and other government agencies as part of the overall security arrangements for the APEC 07 Leaders’ meetings.


The ADF will be conducting training in and around Sydney during 13 -15 August 2007 as part of a comprehensive program to practice its response to security-related incidents within Australia during the APEC Leaders’ Week in September 2007.


The training has been designed to have as little impact on residents and workers as possible but limited noise as well as increased vehicle and troop movement may be noticeable.


During the training soldiers will use blank ammunition resulting in loud noises to achieve their training objectives.  The ADF regrets any inconvenience this important training may cause.


Specific dates and venues are:


Monday, 13 August 2007: Eveleigh Railway Workshops, Redfern.


Monday, 13 August to Tuesday, 14 August 2007: Clyde Marshalling Yards, Auburn. This evening and morning training will be accompanied by simulated ammunition noises.


Tuesday, 14 August to Wednesday, 15 August 2007: Martin Place Station. This evening and morning training will be accompanied by simulated ammunition noises.


Media Note.

The ADF will not be hosting any media access to the activities.  


Media Contacts

Raveena Carroll-Kenney Defence Public Affairs – NSW            (02) 9359 2787 or 0405 310 176

Squadron Leader Ivan Benitez-Aguirre   OP DELUGE Public Affairs          0418 269 686


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Department of Defence,
Canberra, ACT
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