Australian military

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‘We don’t have limitless resources’: Australian government prepared to scale back defence projects
While Labor has committed to an increase in defence spending, Richard Marles refused to rule out building first nuclear-powered submarines offshore

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

23, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Australia prepared for possible Russian cyber-attacks after troops sent to train Ukraine soldiers – as it happened
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Josh Taylor and Rafqa Touma (earlier)

18, Jan, 2023 @7:17 AM

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Morning Mail: multimillion-dollar GST challenge from councils, shark extinction fears, Greta Thunberg detained
A legal battle led by Philip Ruddock’s Sydney council could see hundreds of millions in GST payments refunded

Imogen Dewey

17, Jan, 2023 @7:59 PM

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Australian troops fly to UK to teach Ukrainian recruits ‘infantry tactics for urban and wooded environments’
Federal government says aim is to help Ukrainian fighters ‘gain the military skills needed to defend their homeland’

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

17, Jan, 2023 @11:29 AM

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Australian officials warned in 2021 about possible recruitment of ex-ADF members by Chinese military
Unclear what action, if any, then defence minister Peter Dutton took at the time

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

16, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Public left in the dark on federal MPs’ use of taxpayer-funded VIP jets
Key reporting systems designed to stop rorting have been offline for an extended period

Christopher Knaus

12, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Australia live news update: fifth child airlifted to hospital with irukandji jellyfish sting; Albanese and Dutton trade insults over Indigenous voice
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Stephanie Convery (now) and Royce Kurmelovs (earlier)

08, Jan, 2023 @5:30 AM

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US senators urge Joe Biden not to sell ‘scarce’ nuclear submarines to Australia
Democrat and Republican lawmakers reportedly warned president that Aukus security pact could stress US submarine industrial base ‘to breaking point’

Paul Karp

06, Jan, 2023 @5:51 AM

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Internal fight over poker machine revenue threatens future of RSL Victoria, president warns
Exclusive: RSL Victoria is locked in a dispute with sub-branches refusing to sign up to plan designed to rescue state branch’s finances

Henry Belot

06, Jan, 2023 @4:35 AM

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Australian defence force to spend $1bn acquiring naval strike missiles and army rocket systems
Government says purchase of truck-mounted rockets ‘largest expansion of army strike capability in living memory’ with range extended from 50km to 300km

Paul Karp

04, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Australian defence force members warned they face prosecution if they plant weapons on people killed in combat
Directive also orders personnel not to ‘sanitise’ reports and warns commanders of their potential liability for subordinates’ actions

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

27, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Charges laid against operators of REDcycle soft plastic recycling scheme – as it happened
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Elias Visontay (now) and Martin Farrer, Tory Shepherd and Natasha May (earlier)

23, Dec, 2022 @7:41 AM

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