The Government has announced two projects to sustain the capability superiority of the Collins Class submarine fleet until its replacement.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced the appointment of his chief of staff, Greg Moriarty, as secretary of the Department of Defence.
The Australian Defence Force is acquiring a new world-class surveillance and reconnaissance capability using drones, Minister for Defence Marise Payne and Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne have announced.
Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne has announced the signing of new Global Supply Chain (GSC) Program Agreements with Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems.
The Australian Government has agreed to expand its training force in Afghanistan.
The federal Government has released Australia’s first Naval Shipbuilding Plan, outlining the nation’s largest program of naval shipbuilding and sustainment.
The Senate has called on Defence Minister Marise Payne to release details of Australian military sales to Saudi Arabia that were approved as that country faced claims of war crimes.
Defence Minister Marise Payne has announced that Defence has dropped plans for compulsory acquisition of land to expand the Shoalwater Bay Training Area and Townsville Field Training Area in Queensland.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the latest propaganda from Daesh (Islamic State) used footage of Australian locations and Australian icons in a call for further attacks against the West.
The federal Government has commissioned an independent review into Australia’s intelligence agencies.
Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne says Australia has been chosen to provide maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade for the componentry of the Joint Strike Fighter in the Asia Pacific Region.
The Australian Government has appointed Professor Don Winter as the chair of the newly established Naval Shipbuilding Advisory Board.
Senator Jacqui Lambie, leader of the Jacquie Lambie Network, and a former soldier, is urging a pre-emptive pardon for any defence personnel accused of war crimes against the Taliban or Islamic State.
Agreements signed this month during an official visit to Australia by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong represent the most substantial upgrade in the Australia-Singapore relationship in a generation.
No institution or infrastructure is more important to the future prosperity and freedom of our global community than the Internet, Malcolm Turnbull has declared in Washington.
Australia is one of the most successful multicultural societies in the world, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has told the UN refugee summit.
Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie has won Senate support for a motion to establish an independent inquiry and investigation into the performance of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA).
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced Australia will expand its rules of engagement in the Middle East to remove existing bans on the Australian military which prevent them attacking non-combatant key personnel.
Greens spokesperson for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, has called on the Government to act on the recommendations of the recent Senate inquiry initiated by the Greens into veterans’ mental health.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says a re-elected Coalition Government would use Australian steel to build the first fleet of naval vessels commissioned in Australia since 2007.
The Australian Government has selected the French bid to build and maintain the navy’s new submarine fleet, at an estimated cost of about $50 billion.
Defence spending will almost double by 2025, as Australia embarks on a major military spending spree including “the most ambitious plan to regenerate the navy since the Second World War”, according to the Government’s Defence White Paper.
The overview on the official Defence White Paper website says: The 2016 Defence White Paper released on 25 February 2016 delivers on the Government’s commitment to the safety of the Australian people and to the defence our territory and national interests.
In her introduction to the White Paper Defence Minister Marise Payne says (in part): Over the next two decades, we face greater security uncertainty and complexity, globally.
Australia and the Indo-Pacific region are in a period of significant economic transformation, leading to greater opportunities for prosperity and development.
A Senate estimates committee has been told that Canada’s withdrawal from the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter project should not affect Australia’s plans for the aircraft
Executives of Adelaide-based shipbuilder ASC have told a Senate Estimates committee that up to 500 jobs could be lost from the company next year, in addition to the 300 positions cut since May.
Defence commentators have applauded the appointment of Marise Payne as Minister for Defence in the Turnbull Government.
After weeks of speculation, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced that Australia will take 12,000 Syrian refugees in addition to the established refugee quota.
Not for the first time this year, the debate and decision about admitting Syrian refugees to Australia has raised important questions about political leadership.