Australian military

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ACT urges Tanya Plibersek to quash defence housing plan that would destroy critically endangered grasslands
Defence Housing Australia wants to clear nearly 16 hectares of natural temperate grassland in Canberra’s north-west

Lisa Cox

22, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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‘Near persistent’ natural disasters placing intense pressure on Australian defence force
Defence department told incoming Labor government more cost-effective ways were needed to respond to climate emergencies

Josh Butler and Daniel Hurst

19, Sep, 2022 @12:30 AM

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A year on from Aukus, doubts grow about its future as China muscles up
While some progress has been made, analysts fear China is leaping ahead in capabilities and the defence department doesn’t sense the urgency

Tory Shepherd

14, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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As Covid crippled aged care sector only 30 ADF personnel a week were sent to help
As death toll in aged care facilities hit 3,000 in 2022, the numbers of deployed Australian defence force personnel peaked at 47 a week

Christopher Knaus and Natasha May

12, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Australia hails ‘new chapter’ in Timor-Leste relationship as leaders sign defence pact
Albanese government looks forward to military cooperation as Jose Ramos-Horta calls for help to develop Greater Sunrise gas fields

Christopher Knaus

07, Sep, 2022 @4:41 AM

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Pine Gap a target as Ukraine invasion raises nuclear war risk, Australian defence expert warns
A humiliated Russia could be driven closer to China in a ‘grand coalition’, former Joint Intelligence Organisation director says

Ben Doherty

06, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Australian War Memorial cannot be given ‘blank cheque’ to cover cost blowouts, Labor MP says
Government maintains support for $550m expansion project despite previous objection from MPs David Smith and Tony Zappia

Christopher Knaus

30, Aug, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Broadbent says tax cuts ‘sending the wrong message’ – as it happened
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Cait Kelly and Calla Wahlquist (earlier)

29, Aug, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Man pleads guilty to harassing ABC’s Mark Willacy over reporting on alleged Afghanistan war crimes
Thomas Mark Rickard, who served in ADF, avoids conviction but is ordered to pay $1,000 good behaviour bond for leaving reporter abusive and threatening voicemail

Nino Bucci

29, Aug, 2022 @3:49 AM

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China increases warship capability with production of guided-missile destroyers, experts say
Prof John Blaxland says China’s navy expansion is ‘in stark contrast’ to trajectories of other countries including Australia

Tory Shepherd

24, Aug, 2022 @7:48 AM

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Australia’s emergency fuel storage down to only 58 days as Labor looks at increasing reserves
Study reveals Australia last on list of energy program signatory nations, as defence minister says government ‘very much’ looking into issue

Tory Shepherd

23, Aug, 2022 @4:32 AM

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Robotic submarines fast-tracked for build at site on Sydney harbour to plug capability gap
First of three 30 metre-long underwater drones capable of carrying weapons and diving up to 6,000 metres will be ready in a year

Tory Shepherd

17, Aug, 2022 @5:30 PM

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