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Security at the residences of the Governor-General and the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia is entrusted to the Australian Protective Service, a division of the Australian Federal Police, which was formed in 1984. It also guards Parliament House, and the Office of the Prime Minister, sensitive defence establishments (Pine Gap, and Maralinga, the old atomic testing site in South Australia, offices and residences of high office-holders, foreign diplomatic missions, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation at Lucas Heights. Governor-General (or Governor General) is a term used both historically and currently to designate the appointed representative of a head of state or their government for a particular territory, historically in a colonial context, but no longer necessarily in that form. ... Sir Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister A prime minister may be either: chief or leading member of the cabinet of the top-level government in a country having a parliamentary system of government; or the official, in countries with a semi-presidential system of government, appointed to manage the... The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is the federal or Commonwealth police force of Australia. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Parliament House is the building in which a National (or State) Parliament sits. ... Pine Gap is the commonly used name for a satellite tracking station near the city of Alice Springs in the heart of Australia that is owned and operated by the U.S. It consists of a large computer complex with eight radomes protecting antennae, and has over 800 employees. ... Maralinga is a small town in the desert of South Australia, famous for nuclear tests that took place there in the 1950s. ... Motto: United for the Common Wealth Nickname: Festival State Other Australian states and territories Capital Adelaide Government Governor Premier Const. ... The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is a statutory body of the of the Australian government, formed in 1987 to replace the Australian Atomic Energy Commission. ... Lucas Heights is a suburb in Sydney, Australia. ...

It also provides a counter-terrorist first response at major airports, and is found at 27 sites and diplomatic missions in Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney. In addition, it is at defence sites at Exmouth, the United States Naval Communications Station at North West Cape, Western Australia, the Australian Defence Signals facility, Geraldton, Western Australia. It also provides sucurity at immigation centres. Counter-terrorism refers to the practices, tactics, and strategies that governments, militaries, and other groups adopt in order to fight terrorism. ... Brisbane is the capital and most populous city in the state of Queensland, Australia. ... Canberra is the capital city of Australia and with a population of just over 323,000 is Australias largest inland city. ... Darwin is the territorial capital and most populous city of the Northern Territory. ... Melbourne is the state capital and largest city in the Australian state of Victoria, and the second largest city in Australia (after Sydney), with a population of approximately 3. ... Perth is the state capital and most populous city of Western Australia. ... Sydney is the state capital and most populous city of the Australian state of New South Wales, as well as Australias largest and oldest city (founded in 1788). ... Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. ... Geraldton is a town in Western Australia located 424 km north of Perth. ...

The Director is Martin Studdert, AM. There were 600 members in 1987, and there are now 1,124 members. A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ...



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