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Major elements include: In response to First Principles Review recommendations, Defence has undertaken a significant body of work to review and restructure the organisationâs senior committees, implementing the Defence Committee approved the Enterprise Committee Governance Structure in December 2018.
Under this program the ADF provides assistance with training, infrastructure, equipment and logistics and participates in joint exercises with countries in South East Asia and Oceania.  This reflects a bipartisan commitment to increase defence expenditure to 2% of GDP. The majority of the Navy's patrol boats are based at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin, Northern Territory, with the remaining patrol boats and the hydrographic fleet located at HMAS Cairns in Cairns. , The ADO is seeking to expand the number of Indigenous Australians it recruits and improve their retention rate.  The Defence White Paper 2013 had similar strategic themes, but set out a more modest program of defence spending which reflected the government's constrained finances.
, Under the current ADF command structure the day-to-day management of the ADF is distinct from the command of military operations. The first of these is to defend Australia from direct attack or coercion.  In 2003 and 2005, the Defence Updates emphasised this focus on expeditionary operations and led to an expansion and modernisation of the ADF. The size of the ADF grew between the 2014–15 and 2016–17 financial years.  China allocates approximately the same proportion of GDP to Defence as Australia does, and has been rapidly increasing its nominal expenditure. , The ADF's logistics are managed by the Department of Defence's Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG).  In September 2011 Minister for Defence Stephen Smith announced that the Cabinet had decided to remove all restrictions on women serving in combat positions, and that this change would come into effect within five years. , Over recent years, the ADF has been frequently committed to disaster relief. The RAN's submarine force has six Collins-class submarines.
 Women became able to apply for all positions other than special forces roles in the Army on 1 January 2013. The reforms also led to many of the ADF's logistics units being disbanded or reduced in size. cit., p. 24. We have had several women now that have captained ships.”.  In 2013 Chief of Army General David Morrison publicly released a video in which he warned against gender-based discrimination, and stated that he would dismiss members of the Army who engaged in such conduct. Defence maintains a system of risk oversight and management to support its capability to achieve strategic objectives.
These forces are the Royal Australian Naval Reserve, Australian Army Reserve and Royal Australian Air Force Reserve. For 2020, Australia is ranked 19 of 138 out of the countries considered for the annual GFP review.It holds a PwrIndx* rating of 0.3225 (0.0000 considered 'perfect').  The leaders of the ADO are also responsible to the junior ministers who are appointed to manage specific elements of the defence portfolio. COVID-19 has affected training within the forces following recruitment too.  Since this time private firms have increasingly been contracted to provide critical support to ADF units deployed outside Australia. , The Australian Defence Force's intelligence collection and analysis capabilities include each of the services' intelligence systems and units, two joint civilian-military intelligence gathering agencies and two strategic and operational-level intelligence analysis organisations.  To meet its counter-terrorism responsibilities the ADF maintains two elite Tactical Assault Groups, the Special Operations Engineer Regiment as well as a company-sized high readiness group in each Army Reserve brigade and the 1st Commando Regiment. While this protects the majority of the RAAF's assets from air attack, most air bases are poorly defended and aircraft are generally hangared in un-hardened shelters. The operation of the Enterprise Committee Governance Structure is described on the Defence Decisions page. Seamus Linehan, 24, an enrolled nurse on the COVID-19 front line in emergency at Sydney Adventist Hospital, known as the San, in the north shore suburb of Wahroonga has just signed up for the Army Reserves. Nonetheless, the ADF is supported by a significant budget by worldwide standards and can deploy forces in multiple locations outside Australia.