A new bid to improve diversity in the Australian Defence Force will target potential recruits from the country's Chinese, Indian, Middle Eastern, Vietnamese, Malaysian and Indigenous communities.

Defence Minister Marise Payne and Defence Personnel Minister Dan Tehan launched the latest diversity push as part of efforts to ensure the ADF reflects the wider Australian community.

A new The ADF Surprised Us recruitment campaign seeks to widen the potential talent pool for Defence recruitment and features culturally diverse serving members share their stories, including about service in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics related roles.

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