Australia's decision to acquire nuclear-powered submarines through a partnership with the US and the UK is of concern, Malaysia and Indonesia say.
Japan's ruling party has pledged to double defence spending as the nation rushes to acquire missiles, stealth fighters and drones to deter China's military.
Tim Kelly and Ju-min Park
A rogue Afghan soldier who killed three Australian troops has been released from prison, but defence officials say they don't know his whereabouts.
More than 26,000 applications have been made from Afghan nationals to Australia seeking protection in the wake of the Taliban's takeover.
Japan's ruling party will call for a sharp rise in defence spending in its election manifesto.
With tensions high between Beijing and Taipei, US special forces troops have been rotating into Taiwan to help train the island's military, sources say.
Finance Minister Simon Birmingham has confirmed a nuclear-powered submarine will likely be stationed in Perth for training and use in Australia.
Shovels will turn up the dirt at Campbell Barracks in Swanbourne on Thursday to mark the start of multi-million-dollar construction works to upgrade and modernise Perth’s SAS headquarters.
Scott Morrison says he will be ‘patient’ with French President Emmanuel Macron, who still refuses to speak with him after Australia ditched the $90 billion submarine deal with France.
There’s hardly been a mention about the huge opportunity now presented to the WA defence industry after the recent decision to refocus Australia’s naval program to a nuclear-powered submarine fleet.
Taiwan's defence ministry says 39 Chinese aircraft have entered Taiwan's air defence identification zone in two sorties.
The Chinese air force's largest-ever incursion into Taiwan's defence zone has been met with outrage by the island's government.
Rio Tinto, one of the world’s biggest mining companies, wants to start processing minerals in North America that are considered key to US national security.
An Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report shows ex-serving men and women were more likely to die by suicide than the general Australian population.
The commissioners, the Australian Defence Force and the Federal Government must stop this tragic loss of life.
The German frigate and its 200 hundred crew sailed in to Fremantle after a planned goodwill visit to China was cancelled.
From travel for climate change talks to fallout from the nuclear subs deal, read Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s interview with Lanai Scarr onboard Shark One on the flight home from his US trip.
The announcement of the chosen city comes less than a week after the US, Britain and Australia announced a new security alliance that will supply Australia with nuclear-powered submarines.
The agreement with the US and the UK carries great strategic benefits for Australia, but also risks.
French defence contractor Naval Group says the company received no advance warning Australia was changing its mind in favour of nuclear-powered submarines.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he continues to be rebuffed in his attempts to speak directly with France’s President Emmanuel Macron over Australia’s decision to tear up a key defence deal.
Mr Morrison this morning met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell along with other key US politicians.
North Korea says it will retaliate if its security is threatened by the AUKUS defence pact between Australia, The United Kingdom and the United States.
Mr Morrison will meet with US President Joe Biden tomorrow in New York for his first one-on-one meeting with the leader.
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