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Radioactive waste storage licence granted despite opposition

Australia’s nuclear regulator has approved a license to store waste from US, UK and possibly Australian nuclear submarines at HMAS Stirling off Perth. The licence allows the Australian Submarine Agency to establish a ‘Controlled Industrial Facility’ to handle the waste...
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Australia to invest $100 million in drone arsenal

The Australian government will invest over $100 million to boost the ADF’s arsenal of drones, ensuring Australian military personnel are provided with cutting-edge lethal and non-lethal capabilities and underscoring an unwavering commitment to national defence.The acquisition of two small...
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Australia pledges $250 million in Ukraine aid

The Australian government continues its steadfast support for Ukraine, with the announcement of Australia’s largest single military assistance package, worth nearly $250 million.At the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Leaders’ Summit in Washington DC, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister...
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Defence scholarship graduates recognised

Twenty-six university students have been acknowledged for completing the South Australian Government’s Defence Industry Scholarship Program. Administered by the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group), the program supports the development of a defence-ready workforce by providing work-based learning opportunities for...
Intelligence and Security Committee endorses criminal listing of eight terrorist organisations

Joint statement on regional bank security

Senator the Hon Penny Wong Leader of the Government in the Senate Minister for Foreign Affairs The Hon Jim Chalmers MP Treasurer The Hon Mark Dreyfus KC, MP Attorney-General The Hon Pat Conroy MP Minister for Defence Industry Minister for International Development and the Pacific The Hon Stephen Jones...
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Change of command for Royal Australian Air Force

A changing of the Royal Australian Air Force guard was marked last week as aviators and officials farewelled Air Marshal Robert Chipman, AO, CSC, and welcomed Air Marshal Stephen Chappell, DSC, CSC, OAM, as the new chief. The official...
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Australia plans $4 million defence ‘pitch day’

The Australian government will continue fast-tracking the development and deployment of innovative defence technologies through a $4 million ‘pitch day’ that also underscores a commitment to investing in a future made in Australia. The pitch day is an initiative...
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Australian government partners with AWS on top secret cloud services

The Australian government will invest at least $2 billion over the next decade to bolster Australia’s cyber capabilities with the announcement of a strategic partnership between the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Australia to...
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VIEWPOINT: Crooked bromance – Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued arrest warrants for Russian President Putin and three of his close associates, causing a stir in the international community. Putin and one of his aides are accused of committing crimes against children...
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Australia announces new defence grant program

The Australian government said it is delivering its commitment to grow Australia’s thriving defence industry through a new $150 million industry grant program. The Defence Industry Development Grant (DIDG) program, announced in the Defence Industry Development Strategy, will soon...

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