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Queensland businesses to go online to get Defence ready for ASMTI

Central and North Queensland businesses competing for defence work will be able to prepare using Defence’s new online tutorial series Getting Defence Ready.

Defence has developed the online tutorial series to help local businesses pursue contracts under the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI). The series has been developed in response to social distancing requirements and travel restrictions in place because of COVID-19.

Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said this initiative would make it easier for small business and industry to work with Defence and access opportunities in the defence sector.

“While Defence’s primary goal is to obtain value for money to deliver defence capabilities, it remains committed to maximising the role of Australian businesses,” Minister Price said.

“The ASMTI is already delivering significant economic benefits for Queensland, with 23 businesses based in the Rockhampton and Livingstone Shire regions sharing close to $79 million of work,” Minister Price said.

“This online tutorial series is in line with the Government’s intent to maximise local industry participation as part of the Government’s Local Industry Capability Plan initiative.”

The tutorials provide tips on how to lodge an expression of interest, prepare a high quality tender and meet contractual obligations when working with Defence.

The ASMTI will deliver advanced military training areas through the expansion of Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Central Queensland and the establishment of a new training area near Greenvale in North Queensland.

To view the Online Tutorial Series and learn more about Getting Defence Ready, visit

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