Defence and industry bringing jobs and growth to Indi

The Nationals Candidate for Indi Marty Corboy today visited the Albury Wodonga Military Area with the Assistant Minister for Defence Michael McCormack to see firsthand the important role the local base and local service personnel play in supporting Australian Defence Force operations.

“It is fantastic to be here today with the Minister visiting the Albury Wodonga Military Area,” Mr Corboy said.

“As home to the Army Logistics Training Centre and Joint Logistics Unit, this base and our local Australian Defence Force members have an important role in making sure our military personnel are properly equipped at all times.

“The 2016 Defence White Paper is investing $400 million in upgrading facilities here at Bandiana which will help modernise the base and it will generate economic opportunities in our region, including creating local jobs.

Assistant Minister McCormack said the Albury Wodonga Military Area was a significant base for the Australian Defence Force and for the region.

“I’m thrilled to be here today with The Nationals Candidate for Indi Marty Corboy,” Mr McCormack said.

“Marty understands the vital role the Australian Defence Force plays in protecting our nation, and the importance of bases like the Albury Wodonga Military Area in supporting our soldiers, sailors, airmen and airwomen.

“As home to both Defence and Defence industry, this base is an example of how the Government is working closely with industry to provide the best possible equipment and resources to the ADF, and to create local jobs.

“After six years of Labor neglect, the Coalition Government is investing $195 billion through the Defence White Paper 2016 to equip Defence personnel, invest in world leading capabilities and upgrade our bases,” Mr McCormack said.

Cristy Houghton