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Promoting defence engineering careers/Shadow Minister headlines final day of SubSTEC4 - 17th November 2017
Three members of Team Triton ROV, the students from Adelaide's Prince Alfred College who recently attended the launch of "Subs in Schools" in London (as the winner of the Australian finals),... [see full article] 
 

Change of pace at conference dinner followed by more high-quality plenary sessions - 16th November 2017
South Australia's Minister for Defence and Space Industries, Hon Martin Hamilton-Smith MP, welcomed delegates to the SubSTEC4 Conference Dinner (which was sponsored by Defence SA). [see full article] 
 

SubSTEC4 gets off to a flying start - 15th November 2017
Submarine Institute of Australia (SIA) President, Mark Sander welcomed more than 250 delegates at the Opening Reception of the 4th Submarine Science, Technology and Engineering Conference 2017 at the ... [see full article] 
 

SIA Media Release - Defence Industry Minister to open conference - 13th November 2017

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Tonight marks the formal commencement of the 4th Submarine Science, Technology and Engineering Conference (SubSTEC4), while tomorrow morning, the Minister for Defence Industry, Hon Christopher Pyne MP... [see full article] 
 

SIA Media Release - Nick Xenophon to address conference dinner - 9th November 2017

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High-profile political leader and former Senator, Nick Xenophon will be the guest speaker at the conference dinner during next week’s 4th Submarine Science, Technology and Engineering Conferen... [see full article] 
 

SIA Media Release - Countdown to major submarine conference - 26th October 2017

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Workforce development and the transition from the Collins-class submarines to the future submarines will be major themes at Asia-Pacific's leading forum on submarines -
the 4th Submarine Scienc...
[see full article] 
 

SIA Media Release - Positive submarine plan is in place - 27th September 2017

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Public statement by the President of the Submarine Institute of Australia (SIA), Mr Mark Sander:

"Australia has a positive plan in place for the Future Submarine Program.
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SIA Media Release - SIA supports engineers of the future - 7th September 2017

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A group of Australia's brightest young engineers of the future is about to enter the world stage with the support of the Submarine Institute of Australia (SIA). [see full article] 
 

SIA Media Release - Moving ceremony to dedicate submariners memorial and honour their service - 22nd August 2017

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A moving ceremony to remember lost Australian submariners - including the dedication of a new Submariners' Memorial -
and mark 50 years to the day of the commissioning of the HMAS Platypus sub...
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SIA Media Release - New memorial to recognise lost submariners - 4th August 2017

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A major milestone in the history of Australian submarines and those who served in them will be recognised in a special ceremony on Sydney Harbour. [see full article] 
 

SIA Media Release - High-calibre line-up of conference speakers - 31st May 2017

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Another high-class program of speakers has been assembled for Asia-Pacific's leading forum on submarines - the 4th Submarine Science, Technology and Engineering Conference (SubSTEC4). [see full article] 
 

SIA Media Release - Focus on submarine technology, workforce development - 3rd April 2017

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Emerging technologies and workforce development will be the focus of this year's Submarine Institute of Australia (SIA) conference, the leading forum in the Asia-Pacific region for information-sharing... [see full article] 
 

SIA Media Release - Executive Committee Changes - 25th November 2016

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The Submarine Institute of Australia (SIA) has elected Mr Mark Sander as its new President. [see full article] 
 

SIA Conference Day 2 Report - Election of Donald Trump will benefit Australian defence industry - 16th November 2016
Political leaders took centre stage on the final day of the Submarine Institute of Australia (SIA) 8th Biennial Conference 2016, which was held at the Shine Dome in Canberra. [see full article] 
 

Defence Industry Minister to address SIA conference today - 16th November 2016

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The Minister for Defence Industry will provide the keynote speech on the third and final day of the Submarine Institute of Australia's (SIA) eighth biennial conference in Canberra today. [see full article] 
 

SIA Conference Day 1 Report - Positive vibe about significant submarine investment - 15th November 2016
The opening plenary session, which was held on Day 1 (or the second day) of the Submarine Institute of Australia (SIA) 8th Biennial Conference in Canberra, was dominated by positive themes. [see full article] 
 

Defence Minister to open SIA conference today - 14th November 2016

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Asia-Pacific's leading forum on submarines, the Submarine Institute of Australia's (SIA) eighth biennial conference, commences today in Canberra. [see full article] 
 

SIA Conference Day "0" Report - Technical papers session: Focus on sonars, training - 14th November 2016
The increased demand for presentations resulted in a bonus technical papers session being staged as the opening day (or "Day 0") of the Submarine Institute of Australia (SIA) 8th Biennial Co... [see full article] 
 

Two weeks until leading forum on submarines - 3rd November 2016

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It's less than two weeks until Asia-Pacific's leading forum on submarines, the Submarine Institute of Australia's (SIA) eighth biennial conference. [see full article] 
 

Next steps for future submarines - 30th September 2016

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The signing of the first contract as part of the Future Submarine Program is a major step in the implementation of the most significant investment in submarines in Australian history. [see full article] 
 

Rigorous process around future submarines - 14th September 2016

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The Submarine Institute of Australia (SIA) supports decisions the Australian Government, including the Department of Defence, has made about national security as they relate to the procurement of new ... [see full article] 
 

Political leaders to address SIA conference - 7th September 2016

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Australia's political leaders and one of Canberra's leading political commentators have been confirmed as speakers at this year's SIA conference, which will be held in less than 100 days. [see full article] 
 

Management of sensitive information - 24th August 2016

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The Submarine Institute of Australia (SIA) notes media coverage today relating to sensitive information about the capability of submarines designed for the Indian Navy. [see full article] 
 

Strengthened representation in Cabinet - 20th July 2016

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The Submarine Institute of Australia (SIA) congratulates the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, on her reappointment as part of the re-elected Turnbull Government. [see full article] 
 

Leading Indo-Pacific forum on submarines - 21st June 2016

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Early bird registrations for Asia-Pacific's leading forum on submarine matters - the Submarine Institute of Australia's (SIA) eighth biennial conference - will close on 30 June. [see full article] 
 

Ongoing support for future submarines - 17th June 2016

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Bipartisan support for the ongoing development of Australia's future submarine program is welcome, according to the Submarine Institute of Australia (SIA). [see full article] 
 

Call for Conference Presentations - 7th June 2016

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Presentations for Asia-Pacific's leading forum on submarine matters - the Submarine Institute of Australia's (SIA) eighth biennial conference - are now being invited. [see full article] 
 

Call for Paper released for 2016 Conference - 6th June 2016

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The Government has now selected DCNS as the International Design Partner for the Future Submarines based on the Shortfin Barracuda Block 1A with the Combat Systems Integrator to be selected later this... [see full article] 
 

Critical step in commitment to submarines - 26th April 2016

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The Submarine Institute of Australia (SIA) welcomes the announcement to award the next phase of development of Australia's submarine capability to France's DCNS. [see full article] 
 

SIA Welcomes Commitment to 12 Submarines - 25th February 2016

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Australia will present a credible, sustainable and continuous deterrent as a result of the Federal Government's commitment to build 12 submarines in the new Defence White Paper.

That's ...
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STEM, RESEARCH COMMITMENTS VITAL FOR DEFENCE INNOVATION - 11th December 2015

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Initiatives to promote STEM literacy and greater collaboration between universities and business have been welcomed by the Submarine Institute of Australia.
The plans are part of a new National...
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DEFENCE MINISTER TO ADDRESS SUBMARINE CONFERENCE - 13th November 2015

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The Minister for Defence has been confirmed as a speaker at the Submarine Institute of Australia conference in Adelaide next week.
Senator the Hon Marise Payne will address the conference next ...
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Final Pitch from Bidders - 10th November 2015

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The final public pitch by the three bidders to build the Australian navy’s future submarines will take place at a major conference in Adelaide in less than a fortnight.
Senior executive...
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Celebrating Sub Culture: Congratulations to the Royal Australian Navy on 100 years of submarine service. - 24th May 2014

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The Submarine Institute of Australia (SIA) congratulates the Royal Australian Navy on its celebration of 100 years since the arrival of Australia's first submarines, AE1 and AE2, in Sydney Harbour on ... [see full article] 
 

SIA adds new books to the SIA Shop - 14th April 2014
Two new books have been added to the SIA Shop:
'Stoker's Submarine' has been updated and re-launched including detail on the mystery of AE1.
'Century of Silent Service' is co-authored by...
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Time for Decision on Future Submarines - 11th April 2014

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David Johnston revealed his 'vision' for the Future Submarine force yesterday - but we are still a long way from a decision. [see full article] 
 

BMT Design Technology to conduct Submarine Design Engineering Course - 27th March 2014
BMTDT will conduct the 12th Submarine Design Engineering course in Sydney during May 2014. [see full article] 
 

AWM Last Post Ceremony for AE1 crew member Cyril Lefroy Baker - 21st November 2013
The Last Post ceremony for Telegraphist Cyril Lefroy Baker, HMAS AE1 is scheduled for Friday 22 November 2013.

The Last Post ceremony is held 364 days per year in the Commemorative Are...
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AWM to honour Teddy Sheean - 20th November 2013
The Australian War Memorial (AWM) will commemorate the service and sacrifice of Ordinary Seaman Edward Sheean at a 'Last Post' ceremony at 1655 on Sunday 1 December 2013. SIA members and submariners ... [see full article] 
 

SIA input to the Defence White Paper 2013 - 6th March 2013

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The SIA has submitted its views to the Defence White Paper team, via the public consultation process. Our submission argued that Australia's prosperity depends on its ability to trade and hence that t... [see full article] 
 

SIA Welcomes Release of the Coles Review - 13th December 2012

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The SIA today welcomed the release of British engineer John Coles' final report of his review of Australia's submarine sustainment capability.

The review affirms the SIA's long-held pos...
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SIA welcomes Budget provisions - 11th May 2012

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The SIA has welcomed the Government's recent Budget decision to commit an additional $100m towards Collins class sustainment in 2012/13, as part of a total $709 million over the next four years. [see full article] 
 

Australia's Future Submarine Capability - 20th April 2012

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In a paper released yesterday the Australian Strategic Policy Institute urged the Government to get serious about its submarine capability if it hopes to be able to effectively defend the nation in th... [see full article] 
 

Launch Secret Fleets - 13th March 2012
As part of many activities to celebrate the Centenary of Australian Submarines, the SIA will host an official book launch of the second edition of Secret Fleets: Fremantle's World War II Submarine Bas... [see full article] 
 

SIA WELCOMES RELEASE OF COLES REPORT - 16th December 2011
The Submarine Institute of Australia (SIA) welcomes the Coles Review as an important step in reforming the Collins Class sustainment environment.

In addition SIA agrees there is a lac...
[see full article] 
 

MEMKO joins the SUBMARINE INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA as a SME Diamond Sponsor - 4th November 2011
MEMKO Pty Ltd, a world class supplier of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions announced today a new sponsorship association with the Submarine Institute of Australia (SIA), as a SME – Diamond ... [see full article] 
 

'SECRET FLEETS' NOW AVAILABLE IN THE SIA SHOP - 4th August 2011
The SIA today announced that it had added a new title from the Western Australian Museum. Secret Fleets tells how the Port of Fremantle became host to over 170 Allied submarines from the navies of th... [see full article] 
 

SIA SIGNS MOU WITH ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA - 4th August 2011
The SIA and the Institution of Engineers, Australia (aka Engineers Australia or 'EA') have signed a Memorandum of Understanding [MoU] for the inaugural SIA Conference on Submarine Science, Technology ... [see full article] 
 

FAQ FOR THE FUTURE SUBMARINE - 5th May 2011

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The SIA today released a brochure which provides background information on the Institute and answers to some Frequently Asked Questions on Australia's Future Submarine Program. (Updated) [see full article] 
 

DCNS JOINS THE SIA AS A RUBY SPONSOR - 15th July 2010
M Michel Accary, Executive Vice President of the French shipbuilding group, DCNS, today announced that DCNS would be elevating its sponsorship of the Submarine Institute of Australia to the Ruby level... [see full article] 
 

RAN Seapower Centre releases Semaphore on New Submarines - 2nd November 2009

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The RAN Seapower Centre has released a discussion paper on Australias Future Submarine Capability. [see full article] 
 

NUCLEAR SUBMARINE DEBATE CONTINUES - 18th August 2009

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An article by Geoffrey Barker in the Australian Financial Review of 17 Aug 09 contends that the Government shouldn't be dismissing the option of nuclear propulsion for the Future Submarine. [see full article] 
 

Thales reaffirms its support for the SIA - 2nd July 2009
Mr Chris Lloyd, Vice President Naval, Thales Australia, today announced that Thales would be continuing its Ruby sponsorship of the Submarine Institute of Australia. In welcoming this news, SIA Presid... [see full article] 
 

Obituary - LCDR Max Shean DSO and bar, RANVR Rtd - 26th June 2009

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CAPT Tim Brown RAN has penned an obituary for Max Shean for publication in The Australian. Under its Centenary Project, the SIA recently produced a DVD capturing Max's oral history. The DVD is availab... [see full article] 
 

SIA joins Facebook - 22nd May 2009
The SIA now has a presence on the social networking site Facebook. Visit the site by clicking here. [see full article] 
 

Australian Defence White Paper - 2nd May 2009

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The new Australian Government Defence White Paper was released on board HMAS STUART on Saturday 2nd May 09 Visit the Government DWP website click here to go to dwp website [see full article] 
 

Government announces 100% increase in submarine capability - 2nd May 2009
A MORE POTENT AND CAPABLE SUBMARINE FLEET The 2009 Defence White Paper sets out a new capability direction with a significant focus on enhancing our maritime capabilities for the 21st century, the Min... [see full article] 
 

More on Submarine Project Management Consultants by Paul Barratt - 1st May 2009
Paul Barratt blog on Australian Observer click here to go to website [see full article] 
 

Article on Submarine Design Competition - 22nd April 2009
A Paul Barratt Blog on click here to go to Paul Barratt blog [see full article] 
 

Greg Combet Speech to SIA Dinner - 7th November 2008

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SIA Dinner Ministerial Speech [see full article] 
 

Australia's Strategic Sting- Maximising Our FSM Capability - 17th July 2008

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ADA \'Defender\' Magazine Spring 2007. Article by Peter Briggs [see full article] 
 

APSI CALLS FOR MORE INVESTMENTS IN SUBMARINES - 4th July 2008

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Director of Operations for the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Dr Andrew Davies (Speaker at the SIA Conference in November 2008) has called for more investment in submarines and special forces ... [see full article] 
 

SIA FEATURES IN THE WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN - 9th June 2008

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With thanks to new SIA member, Tom Phillips, attached article by SIA President Peter Briggs in the Defence Supplement of The Weekend Australian puts in plain and simple terms the need for submarines. [see full article] 
 

Lost submarine awaits its fate - 28th April 2008

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An article in The Australian has reported that the preferred option from the Istanbul workshop is to leave the wreck in situ, mark its position, position protective anodes near the wreck and install a... [see full article] 
 

Lost Hero of Gallipoli - 18th April 2008

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SIA member Michael White QC has written an account of AE2 in The Australian for publication on Friday 18 April 2008. [see full article] 
 

MICHAEL WHITE'S ORIGINAL ARTICLE - 18th April 2008

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Text of the original article as submitted by SIA member Michael White QC for publication in The Australian on 18.4.08. An excellent summary of the distant and recent history of AE2.
date: 18/4/...
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ABC RADIO INTERVIEW ON AE2 DOCUMENTARY LAUNCH - 10th April 2008

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ABC 666 Breakfast host, Ross Solly, interviews SIA Treasurer Frank Owen on the pre-release launch of the AE2 documentary 'Gallipoli Submarine' to be broadcast nationally on ABC1 at 8.30pm Thursday 24 ... [see full article] 
 

Plenty of bang from a dud - 8th April 2008

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Coverage of 'Steel, Spies and Spin' from ABC News plus several pages of comments - almost as interesting as the article! [see full article] 
 

ABC RADIO NATIONAL INTERVIEW WITH KIM BEAZLEY - 8th April 2008

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They're now known as the most lethal conventional submarines in the world, but not so long ago, they were 'Beazley's Blunder' and the 'Dud subs'. Australia's largest, most expensive and controversial ... [see full article] 
 

NOISY SUBS ACTUALLY QUIET KILLERS - AUSTRALIAN REVIEW - 5th April 2008

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A second review of 'Steel, Spies and Spin' in The Australian, this time by Patrick Walters. [see full article] 
 

COLLINS BOOK REVIEWED BY THE AUSTRALIAN - 2nd April 2008

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'The Collins Class Submarine Story - Steel, Spies and Spin' has been reviewed by Cameron Stewart in the Literary Review published in The Australian on 2 April 2008. An electronic copy could not be obt... [see full article] 
 

AE2 MAA Report - 20th March 2008

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The AE2CF has released its Maritime Archeological Assessment which was developed after the Sep. 07 expedition. The report will be considered at the workshop to be held in Istanbul in April 2008. Full ... [see full article] 
 

THE AGE - BEWARE THE STING - 21st February 2008

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An article in The Age on 19 Feb 08 quotes SIA member Allan Behm who has urged lateral thinking to deal with the unique problem of how to defend 20% of the world's surface - including the Exclusive Eco... [see full article] 
 

SM2020 - Australia's Strategic Sting (Presentation) - 30th January 2008

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Maximising Strategic Options in Constrained Strategic Circumstances: The Future Underwater Warfare Capability Australia’s Strategic Sting. Presentation delivered at the Seapower 2008 Conference [see full article] 
 

SM2020 - Australia's Strategic Sting (Paper) - 30th January 2008

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Maximising Strategic Options in Constrained Strategic Circumstances: The Future Underwater Warfare Capability Australia’s Strategic Sting. Paper delivered at the Seapower 2008 Conference. See next ite... [see full article] 
 

INAUGURAL PLATYPUS ADDRESS DELIVERED - 26th August 2007

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The old site of HMAS Platypus in Sydney Harbour was handed over in 2005 to the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, who will manage the conservation of its heritage for the general public as they are also... [see full article] 
 

REMORA'S LONGEST DIVE FINALLY AT AN END - 25th April 2007
Department of Defence Media Mail List ------- CPA 109/07 Tuesday, 24 April 2007 SUBMARINE ESCAPE AND RESCUE SERVICE - RECOVERY OF RESCUE VESSEL REMORA Defence has today successfully recovered the Aust... [see full article] 
 

SIA MEMBER TIM SMITH IN THE NEWS AGAIN - 24th April 2007
An article in the Parramatta Sun about the September dive survey of AE2 caught the eye of ever-vigilant SIA Committee member Ian Salter. [see full article] 
 

VISIT REPORT BY AE2 PROJECT MANAGER - 15th March 2007
A comprehensive report on the recent visit to Turkey by Ken Greig as part of preparations for the Maritime Archaeological Survey to be conducted in September 07 has been placed on the members' site. L... [see full article] 
 

AE1 - HAVE THEY FOUND HER? - 10th March 2007

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The RAN recently supported a project which has been set up to locate the Australian submarine HMAS AE1 and discover the cause of her disappearance in 1914 off Rabaul, New Britain. The attached survey ... [see full article] 
 

PROJECT AE2 MAKES THE NEWS AGAIN - 26th February 2007

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Navy News, in its edition of 8 March 2007, featured a story on Project AE2 and the upcoming survey. [see full article] 
 

INAUGURAL AWARD FOR ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE - 19th December 2006
Last week, the Submarine Force Element Group held its Annual Forum at which our President, RADM Peter Briggs, gave an update of the SIA's activities and made the inaugural presentation of the SIA Awar... [see full article] 
 

SIA secures funding for Project AE2 - 23rd April 2006

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The SIA has been successful in its bid for funding from the Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Heritage which has awarded it a contract for $25,000 to develop a Feasibility Study into the ... [see full article] 
 

SIA releases brief for potential AE2 sponsors - 23rd April 2006

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The SIA today released its brief for potential sponsors and capability partners for its Project AE2. This project has, as its prime objective, the aim of ensuring that AE2s contribution to the Anzac l... [see full article] 
 

SIA lodges submission to Naval Shipbuilding Inquiry - 18th February 2006

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The SIA today lodged its submission to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence & Trade into the capacity of naval shipbuiding in Australia. An abstract of the submission is attached wit... [see full article] 
 

SIA member Chris Skinner wins Maritime Advancement Award - 4th February 2006
A former Naval electrical engineering officer is the winner of the inaugural Maritime Advancement Award, sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton in conjunction with the Centre for Maritime Policy at the Univ... [see full article] 
 

Transcript of Four Corners story on nuclear power - 23rd August 2005
The ABC has released the transcript of its story on Four Corners of Monday 22 August 2005. The transcript can be found at the URL: click here to see it [see full article] 
 

SIA releases draft Strategy Paper - 5th August 2005

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The President of the SIA, Mike Deeks, has released a draft form of the Strategy paper guiding the Institute in its activities over the next few years. The paper can be downloaded from this page (above... [see full article] 
 

SIA President releases Strategy Paper - 25th June 2005
The President of the SIA, Mike Deeks, has released a draft form of the Strategy paper guiding the Institute in its activities over the next few years. The paper can be downloaded from the Members' Sec... [see full article] 
 

 

 

 

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