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Australia takes more Chinese migrants than British for first time

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Australia welcomed more migrants from China than any other country in the year to June, passing the UK for the first time...

Australia uses YouTube to deter boatpeople

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Australia will film boatpeople being sent to Malaysia under a new refugee swap deal and post the video on YouTube in an...

Australia may reconsider F-35 order after cost blowout, delays

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Australia may reconsider a A$16 billion ($17.5 billion) plan to buy 100 of Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 Joint Strike Fighters because of...

Australia urges world to work on Somalia famine relief

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Australia urged the international community to rally behind the UN relief effort in the famine-struck Horn of Africa or risk hundreds of...

Australia appoints new defence chiefs

Lieutenant-General David Hurley is the new Chief of the Australian Defence Force. Hurley replaces Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston as defence chief...

Australia plans cyber defence against increased hacking

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Australia will a develop a cyber defence strategy to combat hacking and electronic espionage, the government said on Friday, responding to what...

Australia sees rising home-grown “jihadist” threat

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Australia faces a rising threat from home-grown "violent jihadists", Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said yesterday, unveiling a counter-terrorism blueprint which increases security...

Cyber security operations centre opened

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Australian Minister for Defence Senator John Faulkner has opened his military's new Cyber Security Operations Centre in Canberra. "The establishment of the Cyber...

Australia receives Wedgetail

The Australian Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) has taken initial delivery of two Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft from Boeing.     AEW&C Program Manager, Air...

Navantia lays keel for first AustralianLHD

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Navantia has laid the keel for the LHD "Canberra" at the Ferrol shipyard in Spain. It is the first of a series of two...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...