Australian Defence Force officials has admitted the door on their $3.6 billion helicopters are too narrow to allow guns to fire while troops are rappelling to the ground.
The Anzac frigate completed its last deployment in 2016, before being used as a training vessel off the WA coast. But at the end of 2017, the ship was taken out of the water entirely.
Linda Reynolds has not ruled out a decision on moving a lucrative submarines project to WA being made until after the next Federal election — which could be as late as September 2022.
The Australian Defence Force will reduce its naval presence in the Middle East to enable more resources to be deployed closer to home.
The Federal Government has been accused of delaying a decision on whether the State will secure a lucrative submarine project, with Labor MPs saying ‘they will let the clock run down and dud WA.’
More than 200 Australian sailors have returned to Sydney after three months at sea without stepping ashore.
Allegations of fraud at the Australian army's recruit training centre are being investigated by the Department of Defence.
The initial public offer will return millions of dollars to civil construction group Ertech and Duratec’s founder-managers.
As officers were called to checkpoints at both the South Australia and Northern Territory borders Police Minster Michelle Roberts said WA had received ‘minimal’ help from the ADF.
The State’s top cop has conceded it was ‘fanciful’ to believe he could patrol WA’s entire 1900km land border.
Josh Zimmerman & Peter Law
The State Government last night sent an urgent plea for another 40 Australian Defence Force personnel at Perth’s quarantine hotels, as the Federal Government pulls troops from border checkpoints.
A call to shift sub maintenance work from Adelaide to Perth was expected before Christmas but has since been put on the backburner. WA wants to make it part of its COVID recovery action plan.
China targeted Cheng Lei because of her high public profile in both the Communist country and among the Chinese-Australian community here, according to one of the nation’s peak security experts.
Lanai Scarr & Caitlyn Rintoul
Reservists who have lost their civilian jobs due to the COVID crisis will be offered more hours with the Australian Defence Force under a $1 billion spending package.
A decision about a lucrative submarine contract may not be made until next year and industry experts are worried the delay could kill WA’s chances of scoring the contract — and its 3000 jobs.
More than 130 extra Australian Defence Force personnel have been requested to bolster WA in its fight against COVID-19, while the State is also considering a dedicated hotel for ‘high risk’ breachers.
Labor leader Anthony Albanese says the release of rogue Afghan soldier Hekmatullah who killed three unarmed Australian soldiers in 2012 would damage the Australian-US relationship.
President Donald Trump cannot allow the rogue Afghan soldier who murdered unarmed Australian diggers to go free, writes Annabel Hennessy.
Annabel HennessyPolitics Reporter
Queen Elizabeth has approved awarding the Victorian Cross to Australian war hero Teddy Sheean.
Premier Daniel Andrews has accused the Morrison Government of not formally offering Defence support to guard hotels as the blame game intensifies over the State’s botched handling of hotel quarantine.
A disgraced Afghan sergeant who was sentenced to death after he murdered three Australian soldiers is going to walk free from jail in a US peace deal with the Taliban.
IT experts have launched a scathing attack on the Federal Government’s $1.67 billion cybersecurity strategy, saying it would need to invest at least 10 times that amount to have any real impact.
Scott Morrison will stare down “evil” cyber criminals and creeps, vowing to make the web a safer place for all Australians as part of a $2 billion bolstering of cyber security.
Travellers reporting to five Perth hotels for the start of their mandatory quarantine were today greeted by masked Australian Defence Force personnel, who have now begun rotating through postings.
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