March 22, 2013 View post tag: from View post tag: Defense Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Childers Recovers Survivors from Water HMAS Childers and the crew of Ardent Six (Lieutenant Commander Chris Brough) have been instrumental in recovering 77 survivors from wreckage 60 nautical miles north of Ashmore Island.Responding to a request from the Rescue Coordination Centre Australia via Joint Task Force (JTF) 639, the Armidale Class Patrol Boat recovered all survivors from the broken up vessel in little more than an hour after arriving on scene on 13 March.Commander Northern Command and Deputy Commander, JTF639, Air Commodore Ken Watson said it was a remarkable effort by the patrol boat crew.“The speed and efficiency in which Childers and her crew operated was impressive to say the least and they should feel justifiably proud of their efforts,” he said.“It’s indicative of the hard work and professionalism demonstrated by all patrol boat crews in the conduct of maritime border security operations.”At approximately 3pm AEDT on Wednesday, 13 March 2013, a Customs and Border Protection Dash 8 aircraft was conducting routine air surveillance in the area when it sighted what appeared to be a broken up vessel with a number of people adrift in the vicinity.The Rescue Coordination Centre Australia tasked HMAS Childers to provide assistance, and three aircraft and three merchant vessels were also diverted to the scene to assist.A short time later, the crew of HMAS Childers reported to have recovered 77 people from the water.An Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Dornier aircraft continued to conduct an aerial search and confirmed no other people were in the water.Following interviews with survivors, the crew of HMAS Childers were assured all persons had been recovered from the water.Headquarters Northern Command is home to JTF639 and is responsible for coordinating the ADF contribution to Australia’s whole of government maritime border security operation, Operation RESOLUTE. HMAS Childers is home ported at patrol boat base HMAS Cairns.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 22, 2013; Image: Royal Australian Navy View post tag: Defence View post tag: Survivors HMAS Childers Recovers Survivors from Water View post tag: Childers View post tag: HMAS View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Recovers View post tag: Naval View post tag: water Share this article
Multi-units were expected to see the greater share of a reduction in new home building activity in the next few years. Picture: Jodie RichterHousing Industry Association senior economist Shane Garrett said the new dwelling approvals were at their highest level since August last year.“Over the past 12 months, new dwelling approvals have totalled 229,091 across Australia. This will ensure that a substantial pipeline of work will keep the housing industry busy for much of 2017,” he said.“Even though we saw a sharp bounce in new dwelling approvals during February, the overall building approvals profile is consistent with our expectation that new home construction will revert to lower levels over the next few years.”He said the multi-unit side of the market would see the greater share of the reduction in new home building activity. “Already, approvals are down by over 20 per cent in quarterly terms since August of last year.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours ago Building Approvals (Seasonally adjusted Feb. 2017):Number of dwelling units – Up 8.3% (18,995 dwellings)Number of private sector houses – Up 5.3% (9,330 houses)Number private excluding houses – Up 10.9% (9,381 dwellings)Queensland +33.7 per centNew South Wales +19.6 per centTasmania -14.7 per centVictoria -8.8 per centSouth Australia -2.5 per centWestern Australia -5.5 per cent (Source: ABS/HIA) The number of dwellings approved in February surged 8.3 per cent (18,995 dwellings) according to latest ABS data.QUEENSLAND led the charge as latest building approvals hit a six-month high, latest official data shows.Seasonally adjusted approvals figures out of the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed an 8.3 per cent rise in the number of dwelling units approved to 18,995 dwellings in February, with Queensland (+33.7 per cent) and New South Wales (+19.6 per cent) the only states showing positive growth.Big drops were seen elsewhere, with the largest fall coming out of Tasmania (-14.7 per cent), followed by Victoria (-8.8 per cent), South Australia (-2.5 per cent) and Western Australia (-5.5 per cent).