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07 March 2009
Prime Minister opens Joint Operations Command Headquarters


The new home of the Australian Defence Force’s Joint Operations Command Headquarters, the General John Baker Complex was officially opened by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on March 7 2009.

The opening ceremony featured a short parade by the Federation Guard and the unveiling of a bust of former Chief of the Defence Force, General John Baker.

The establishment of an integrated Joint Operations Command Headquarters has significantly improved the ability to plan and conduct joint and combined Defence operations and selected exercises.

As the command and control centre for Australia’s Defence headquarters, Headquarters Joint Operations Command is the only facility of its kind in Australia and enhances Australia’s interoperability with coalition partners.