Australian military

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‘Dishonourable’: report says Afghans left behind ‘at high risk of brutal reprisals’ due to links with Australia
Senate inquiry finds August evacuation ‘heroic’ but delay in getting people out earlier meant some local staff reportedly ‘injured or killed by the Taliban’

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

21, Jan, 2022 @3:27 AM

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Senior UK ministers head to Australia to cement defence and trade ties
Liz Truss and Ben Wallace aim to build on Aukus defence pact with Britain’s key ally

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

19, Jan, 2022 @7:24 PM

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‘They will kill us’: how joint Afghan Australian group whisked female activist to safety as Taliban seized Kabul
Kabul Lancers have helped more than 300 people, including Australian citizens, flee Afghanistan and reach Australia

Christopher Knaus

26, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Home affairs boss Michael Pezzullo was kept out of secret Aukus deliberations
Exclusive: senior public servant who warned of ‘beating drums of war’ only briefed on day Morrison announced deal

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

23, Dec, 2021 @11:00 PM

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Australia wrote to Naval Group noting progress on submarines a week before contract was cancelled
The letter, sent eight days before French deal was dumped for Aukus partnership, did not guarantee further commitment

Daniel Hurst

21, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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RAAF signed off on $16bn F-35 fighter program despite ‘deficiencies’ with aircraft, audit reveals
Detailed report on Australia’s major defence projects reveals cost blowouts and delays with several major ADF programs

Daniel Hurst

14, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Now is the right time to limit the government’s power to send Australian troops to war | Paul Daley
If Peter Dutton and his like want to conduct war games to enhance their pre-election prospects, perhaps they should play a few rounds of paintball

Paul Daley

14, Dec, 2021 @12:29 AM

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SA premier advised to close border with New South Wales; Katherine lockdown extended– as it happened
All the day’s news as it happened

Mostafa Rachwani and Matilda Boseley (earlier)

06, Dec, 2021 @7:49 AM

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‘Tragic’ delays: documents reveal Australia knew time was running out to extract Afghan staff
Exclusive: Previously secret papers show charter flight considered ‘high risk’ a month before Kabul fell to Taliban

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

30, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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‘Constant belittling’: mother tells veteran suicide inquiry of army son’s trauma
Royal commission hears private Daniel Garforth felt ‘betrayed’ by his chain of command before his suicide

Ben Doherty

29, Nov, 2021 @6:37 AM

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‘Opportunity for change and healing’: royal commission into veteran suicide begins
Inquiry chair promises to ‘expose all systemic issues’ as mothers of veterans call for more submissions

Ben Doherty

26, Nov, 2021 @6:36 AM

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Problems in Afghanistan must not delay Australia’s compensation for alleged war crimes, rights groups say
Afghans should be consulted on redress as recommended by Brereton report, released exactly one year ago, advocates say

Christopher Knaus and Ben Doherty

19, Nov, 2021 @4:27 AM

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