Topic: Defence Indigenous Development Program (DIDP)
Growing up in Cairns, Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Lawrence Sabadi’s decision to join the Royal Australian Navy was heavily influenced by family members already serving with the Australian Defence Force.
In April, a group of 23 Indigenous recruits from some of the most remote northern parts of Australia visited HMAS Watson as a part of the Defence Indigenous Development Program (DIDP).
The Tall Ships Entry into Sydney Harbour on 3 October which kicked off the International Fleet Review had a distinctly Navy flavour.
The Royal Australian Navy's new Indigenous Performance Group is preparing to make its debut at the International Fleet Review.
Over 100 Defence members from around Australia attended the annual Defence Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network (DATSIN) conference at HMAS Harman on 19-21 August.