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Q1. What does the White Paper mean for the Australian Army?

A1. The white paper means for the Australian Army, since 2009 the 2013 white paper addresses the
range of significant international and domestic developments.
Q2. Why is the Government determined to further enhance the reforms currently being undertaken
by Army under the ‘Adaptive Army’ initiative?
A2.The Government determined to further enhance the reforms currently being undertaken by
Army under the ‘Adaptive Army’ initiative because it will draw on force development work such as
the Adaptive Army and Enhanced Land Force initiatives, experimentation and the results of recent
capability reviews.
Q3. Choose one article from the following website:
http://www.defence.gov.au/defencenews/archive_2014.htm
 Summarise the main key points from the article
 What role does Australia play in relation to Defence
 Commend on the article, whether it provides a negative or positive viewpoint. Support you
answers with quotes from article.
A3. ‘Fallen soldier awarded Victoria Cross’
The main key points from the article are:
 Governor General Quentin Bryce has announced that Corporal Cameron Stewart Baird, MG
has been awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia posthumously.
 Corporal Baird’s citation for the Victoria Cross will be announced by the Governor General at
an Investiture Ceremony at Government House on 18 February 2014. The award will be
conferred on Corporal Baird’s parents, Doug and Kaye.
 Corporal Baird is the fourth Australian to receive the Victoria Cross for Australia and the
100th Australian to receive a Victoria Cross since the award was first was created by Queen
Victoria in 1856.

What role does Australia play in relation to Defence?
 The role that Australia plays in relation to Defence is, that it helps the Australian defence
force.
Commend on the article, whether it provides a negative or positive viewpoint. Support your answers
with quotes from article.
 This article provides a positive viewpoint.
 “It is a tremendous honour for us to be here on Cameron’s behalf for this announcement.
 “We would like to thank the Australian Army and the Australian Defence Force for the
recognition this award bestows upon Cameron, our son and brother.
 “We would especially like to thank our extended family, the 2nd Commando Regiment, for
their unwavering support.
 “Cameron never liked the limelight. He was a very humble man who would not see this as an
individual award, but recognition of the entire 2nd Commando Regiment.
Q5. How effective is Australian aid?
A5. Australian aid is very effective it helps lots of people.

Q6. What strategies has Australian set out to plan for aid issues?
A6. The strategies that Australia has set out to plan for aid issues it to promote Australia’s national
interests by contributing to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction.