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2016 Vernon Parker Oration and inaugural McNeill Prize
The 2016 ANI Lockheed Martin Vernon Parker Oration was delivered by former Defence Minister, Opposition Leader and Australian Ambassador to the US, Kim Beazley, in Canberra on 22 June. The significant contribution of Ian Croser AM, co-founder of CEA Technologies, was recognised at the Oration Dinner with the presentation of the inaugural ANI McNeil Prize. More details of Mr Beazley’s address is here. More details of the McNeill Prize are here.
NAVAL GAZING: A page of links to news and articles of naval and maritime interest — added too several times a week — is here.
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