Why Australia has a Navy

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As an island nation, the sea is Australia’s lifeblood. We are dependent upon it. Our trade travels by sea, and thus our economy, our prosperity, and our way of life count on the sea. Good order at sea is vital to our Nation’s economic and environmental welfare, and vital to our national security. 

Recognising that many people are unfamiliar with the sea beyond the beach, this text illuminates the relationship of Australia to the sea, and the role that the Navy plays in serving the national interest.