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Five suspects arrested for drug trafficking, including ACSA employees

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Five suspects have been arrested for drug trafficking, contravention of the Civil Aviation Act and contravention of the Customs and Excise Act in a...

Australian Strategic Defence Review – Reason to be proud of DR...

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I would suggest that people interested in defence positioning take a look at the public version of the Australian Strategic Defence Review. For time...

Ransomware attack on Australian utility claimed by Russian-speaking criminals

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One of the most prolific Russian-speaking ransomware gangs has claimed credit for a weekend attack on an Australian electric utility serving millions of people. Australian...

New international defence partnership has eyes on China

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Another acronym – AUKUS – joins an already lengthy list in the international defence world. AUKUS is a new security partnership linking Australia, the United...

Cyber crime spreads in Australia as COVID-19 pushes more people online

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Australia reported on Wednesday a 13% jump in cyber crime in the past year, with about one incident in four targeting critical infrastructure and...

Australia’s Nine network hit by suspected cyber attack: source

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Australian broadcaster Nine Entertainment was unable to air its Sunday news bulletin from its Sydney headquarters due to “technical difficulties” which a source with...

China tweet that enraged Australia propelled by ‘unusual’ accounts, say experts

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A Chinese official’s tweet of an image of an Australian soldier that sparked a furious reaction from Canberra was amplified across social media by...

Australian special forces allegedly killed 39 unarmed Afghans – report

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Australian special forces allegedly killed 39 unarmed prisoners and civilians in Afghanistan, with senior commandos reportedly forcing junior soldiers to kill defenceless captives in...

WWF Australia drones to drop seeds for koala gum trees

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Specialised drones are being tested in a programme to boost koala numbers on Australia’s east coast, dropping seeds of gum trees as part of...

Australia says cyber attacks rise, cites 4 500 hacking attempts in...

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Cyber attacks against Australia have increased in frequency in recent months, Defence Minister Linda Reynolds said on Friday, as the country released its first...

Australia to spend $1.2 billion on cyber security for private sector...

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Australia will spend A$1.66 billion ($1.19 billion) over the next ten years to strengthen the cyber defences of companies and households after a rise...

Australia to spend nearly $1 billion to boost cyber security

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Australia will spend A$1.35 billion ($926.1 million) over the next 10 years to boost its cyber security defences, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on...

Australia sees China as main suspect in state-based cyberattacks, sources say

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Australia views China as the chief suspect in a spate of cyber-attacks of increasing frequency in recent months, three sources familiar with the government’s...

Amazon helps deliver crocodile-spotting drones

An Australian maker of drones used to spot sharks near surf beaches partnered with online retailer Amazon.com and other firms to create a drone...

China behind Australia parliament hack

Australian intelligence determined China was responsible for a cyber-attack on its national parliament and three largest political parties before the May general election, five...

Australian court finds man guilty of plotting to blow up airliner

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An Australian court on Wednesday found a man guilty of plotting to blow up a an Etihad Airways flight out of Sydney at the...

Australia signs $50 billion submarine contract with France after two-year squabble

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Australia signed a production contract with French shipbuilder Naval Group on Monday for a fleet of 12 new submarines, worth A$50 billion (27.41 billion...

Royal Australian Navy seizes more illegal drugs in the Middle East

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The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has seized more than 2.1 tonnes of hashish and 345 kilograms of heroin in two boarding operations...

Another drug bust in the Arabian Sea

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The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has seized more than 3.1 tonnes of hashish worth about AU$155 million during a boarding operation that...

New coating keeps ships at sea longer

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A new corrosion-resistant coating that halved the build-up of algae and barnacles on ship hydraulic components is now being trialled on HMAS...

Australia to buy six U.S. Triton drones for $5.1 billion

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Australia will buy six U.S. Triton remotely piloted aircraft to beef up its maritime patrols, with the initial investment of A$1.4 billion...

Rheinmetall to deliver Australian Assegai ammunition this year

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Rheinmetall will deliver the first qualification lots of 155 mm Assegai ammunition to the Australian Defence Force this year, with further partial...

Rheinmetall expects further success in Australia after $2.5 billion order

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Germany's Rheinmetall said on Thursday it expects success in Australia with different vehicle types after beating BAE Systems to a $2.5 billion...

Israeli intelligence helped Australia stop airliner attack

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday Israeli intelligence services had prevented the downing of an "Australian airliner" as part of wide-ranging...

International contract for Rheinmetall Denel Munition

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Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) will supply a complete suite of advanced 155mm Assegai projectiles to Australia's largest privately owned defence company NIOA,...

Drone rescues swimmers in Australia in world first

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A drone rescued two swimmers off an Australian beach on Thursday, a world first for the fast-developing technology that seems perfectly suited...

Australian military developing ‘black box’ for soldiers

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Australia is developing develop the equivalent of a Black Box for soldiers, known as the ‘Fight Recorder', for its soldiers to be...

Australian agency believes it can locate MH370 with ‘unprecedented precision’

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Australia's main scientific agency said on Wednesday it believed with "unprecedented precision and certainty" that a missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft crashed into...

Ocean drift analysis shows MH370 likely in a new search area

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A new ocean debris drift analysis shows missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is most likely in a proposed expanded search area rejected...

Australia, Indonesia making joint effort to protect WW2 wreck

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Australia and Indonesia are sending divers to inspect the wreck of a warship torpedoed off the coast of Java during World War...

Suspended MH370 search could resume in future

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The Australian government said on Wednesday it was not ruling out a future underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, but...

Australian MH370 report says plane in “increasing rate of descent” when...

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A new report into missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 says additional analysis of satellite communications from the aircraft was consistent with it being...

Australia data shows gun controls a huge success 20 years after...

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Australia on Thursday marked the 20th anniversary of a mass shooting which led to strict gun controls that have in turn led...

France sinks Japanese, German bids to win A$50 billion Australian subs...

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France has beaten Japan and Germany to win a A$50 billion (27.5 billion pounds) deal to build a fleet of 12 new...

Australia may take in African rhinos to prevent extinction

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Wildlife groups plan to relocate 80 rhinoceros from South Africa to Australia in a bid to prevent them being hunted to extinction,...

Australia says Mozambique debris likely from missing MH370

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Australia said on Thursday debris recovered this month in Mozambique was highly likely to be from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, while...

Australian navy seizes 2 000 assault rifles headed for Somalia

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The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) warship HMAS Darwin has seized over 2 000 small arms, rocket propelled grenades and mortars from a...

Australian woman freed by al Qaeda says her husband is still...

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An Australian woman who was freed by al Qaeda after three weeks in captivity said on Monday her husband who was seized...

Australian sail training ship arrives in Mother City

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The Australian Sail Training Ship (STS) Young Endeavour arrived in Cape Town on Wednesday morning, having completed its penultimate leg of its...

Australian sailing ship to visit Cape Town

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The Australian Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour will call on Cape Town between 18 and 24 November, at the end of the...

Australian Navy vessel visits Mauritius

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The Australian Navy vessel HMAS Anzac is in Mauritius to pay tribute to those who fought for the Australian navy during the...

Australian frigate visits Cape Town on commemoration tour

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The Royal Australian Navy's helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac arrived in Cape Town on Monday 6 July as part of her Northern Trident...

Australia opens tender for next-generation ground combat vehicle

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Australia will hold an open tender for a multi-billion dollar project to replace the army's current light armoured vehicles with a next-generation...

Australian navy seizes heroin worth $158 mln near east Africa

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An Australian Navy warship patrolling Indian Ocean waters seized heroin worth $158 million near east Africa this week, a navy official said...

Indian Ocean Rim Association meets in Durban

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The economic importance of the Indian Ocean came under the spotlight in Durban when the Australian High Commission jointly hosted a seminar...

Search for MH370 to be most expensive in aviation history

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The hunt for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 is on track to cost hundreds of millions of dollars, becoming the most expensive...

Australia to buy U.S. Triton drones to secure Indian Ocean resources

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Australia has committed to purchasing the U.S. Navy's MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft, its prime minister said on Thursday, continuing a trend amongst...

Boeing wins $2.1 billion contract for 16 more P-8 spy planes

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Boeing has been awarded a contract valued at $2.1 billion to build 16 P-8A Poseidon long-range maritime spy planes for the U.S....

Australia to buy eight Boeing Poseidon maritime patrol jets for $3.6...

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Australia will buy eight of Boeing P-8A Poseidon long-range maritime patrol aircraft for A$4 billion ($3.6 billion), part of a growing trend...

Nigerian Navy ship visits Cape Town en route to Australia’s international...

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Africa's sole representative at this year's Royal Australian Navy (RAN) international fleet review, the Nigerian vessel NNS Thunder, is steaming to Port...