Senator the Hon David Fawcett, Assistant Minister for Defence, Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, and Col. Dennis Gammad, Philippine Defense and Armed Forces Attaché discuss the importance of defense cooperation between the Philippines and Australia on 14 February 2019 at the Parliament House in Canberra.
The Philippines and Australia have robust defence cooperation. The two countries engage in regular bilateral exercises as authorized by the Status of Visiting Forces Agreement ratified in 2012.