Topic: On The Record

Death of a Navy member

Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author)

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Official Royal Australian Navy brandmark

It is with deep regret the Australian Defence Force can confirm the death of a Royal Australian Navy member.

Chief of Navy statement regarding recent change.org online petition

Published on by Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett (author)

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The Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett has released a statement addressing the change.org online petition in relation to the murder of Kate Malonyay and concerns about Navy's commitment to stand up and speak out about domestic violence issues.

Chief of Navy ‘On the Record’ - social media commentary by RAN personnel

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

Several sailors have had their employment terminated or have been issued with notices of cause for termination for inappropriately using social media. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Several sailors have had their employment terminated or have been issued with notices of cause for termination for inappropriately using social media.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, has issued an ‘on the record’ statement, reporting that “several sailors have had their employment terminated or have been issued with notices of cause for termination” for inappropriately using social media.

On the record: Armidale Class Patrol Boat fleet

Published on by Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs (author), LEUT Sarah West (photographer)

File image: An Armidale Class Patrol Boat during transit from Darwin to Sydney.  (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

File image: An Armidale Class Patrol Boat during transit from Darwin to Sydney.

Today in the Australian newspaper there was an article titled Times up for Navy Asylum Fleet. This article discussed the Armidale Class Patrol Boat Fleet. There were a number of errors in the article.

Inaccurate reporting of Navy capability

Published on by Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

HMAS Waller, HMAS Dechaineux and HMAS Sheean in formation.
 (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

HMAS Waller, HMAS Dechaineux and HMAS Sheean in formation.

The article in the Sydney Morning Herald entitled ‘Submarine fleet a gold plated farce facing a reckoning’ which appeared on Monday 20 January contains a number of errors of fact.

Chief of Navy corrects media reporting on Armidale Class Patrol Boat maintenance

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), LEUT Sarah West (photographer)

File image: The Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Broome at sea in 2013.  (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

File image: The Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Broome at sea in 2013.

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, has gone on the record to correct media reporting in News Corp newspapers on Tuesday, 31 December 2013, in the article ‘Asylum seeker missions wearing down Navy’s fleet’.

On the record: Reporting of conduct of Royal Australian Navy members on Border Protection operations

Published on by Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs (author), LEUT Sarah West (photographer)

File image: An Armidale Class Patrol Boat during transit from Darwin to Sydney.  (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

File image: An Armidale Class Patrol Boat during transit from Darwin to Sydney.

It is important that I place on the record my deep concern regarding the reporting over the last few weeks in both new and old media that discredits the conduct of members of the Royal Australian Navy in Border Protection operations.