Australian Defence Organisation

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Australian Defence Organisation
Agency overview
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Headquarters Canberra
Minister responsible David Johnston,
Minister for Defence
Agency executives Dennis Richardson, SECDEF
David Hurley, CDF
Child agencies Department of Defence
Australian Defence Force
Website http://www.defence.gov.au
The main offices of the Department of Defence and the ADF's administrative headquarters are located in the Russell Offices complex in Canberra

The Australian Defence Organisation is an Australian Government organisation that consists of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the civilian Department of Defence personnel supporting the ADF. The Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) and the Secretary of the Department of Defence (SECDEF) jointly manage the ADO under a diarchy and report directly to the Minister for Defence. The ADO diarchy is a governance structure unique in the Australian Commonwealth public service.

The main elements of the Australian Defence Organisation are:

Australian Defence Force:

Department of Defence: