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We urgently need space and cyber forces
Opinion
Opinion

We urgently need space and cyber forces

We need to raise the profile of cyber, come to terms with the threat, and accept the danger head on.

  • by Nicholas Stuart

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Defence contractor numbers explode, 31,925 given security clearances
Defence

Defence contractor numbers explode, 31,925 given security clearances

Defence says it doesn't track how many contractors are working on its projects, but clearances tell the story.

  • by Sally Whyte
Senate inquiry into Defence malaria drug trials hands down report

Senate inquiry into Defence malaria drug trials hands down report

The report makes multiple recommendations to better support veterans affected by severe neurological symptoms.

  • by Lucy Stone
Why Toowoomba council is suing the federal government over water

Why Toowoomba council is suing the federal government over water

Documents lodged with the Supreme Court show Toowoomba used water allegedly containing toxic chemicals from firefighting foams used at the Oakey army base until 2011.

  • by Tony Moore
North Korea is expanding missile base with eye toward US: experts
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North Korea is expanding missile base with eye toward US: experts

Activities near the border with China and the expansion of a new suspected missile facility nearby are the latest indications North Korea hasn't given up its arsenal.

  • by Choe Sang-Hun
Brisbane soldiers arrive home from Iraq for Christmas
Brisbane Airport

Brisbane soldiers arrive home from Iraq for Christmas

About 300 Australian troops are home for Christmas after a six-month deployment to Iraq.

  • by Lydia Lynch
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Defence doesn't know cost of maintaining new F-35 fighter jets
Defence

Defence doesn't know cost of maintaining new F-35 fighter jets

Australia is relying on a chain of several nations to maintain the multibillion dollar fleet - but the network is facing problems.

  • by Doug Dingwall
'Clear and present danger': Inside Australia's anti-terror mission in the Philippines
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Defence

'Clear and present danger': Inside Australia's anti-terror mission in the Philippines

The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age has been given exclusive access to the year-long training mission.

  • by David Wroe
Safety fears raised about Australia's latest $3b warships
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Safety fears raised about Australia's latest $3b warships

Defence is investigating whether there are design problems with its latest multi-billion dollar warships after a sister Norwegian vessel foundered badly following a collision last month.

  • by David Wroe
Australia's planned defence inventory already looks obsolete
Opinion
Opinion

Australia's planned defence inventory already looks obsolete

Our military is changing as fast as it can and as speedily as the taxpayer dollars can be spent.

  • by Nicholas Stuart
Army captain convicted of raping colleague with beer bottle
Canberra

Army captain convicted of raping colleague with beer bottle

A captain of the Australian army was convicted of raping a fellow officer, after he inserted a beer bottle into the man’s anus during drunken antics.

  • by Alexandra Back