A special meeting of the Council of Australian Governments has agreed on a series of measures aimed at strengthening national security.
The Government has announced two projects to sustain the capability superiority of the Collins Class submarine fleet until its replacement.
The Federal Government has announced a new industry-led cyber security Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) to build Australia’s cyber security capability and deliver solutions to ensure the safety of businesses and citizens in cyberspace.
The Commonwealth Government has announced significant changes to the way businesses can sell IT services to the Government.
Health Department secretary Martin Bowles has told the Government that he will leave the position on September 1.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has released a strategy paper on strengthening security at venues where crowds are likely to gather.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced the appointment of his chief of staff, Greg Moriarty, as secretary of the Department of Defence.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has described as “very successful” his visits to the G20 in Germany, to France and to the United Kingdom.
The Australian Government says it intends to introduce new laws to compel social media companies like Facebook and Google to help Australian security agencies get access to encrypted messages from suspected terrorists and other criminals.
There is nothing in the polls to lead Coalition strategists to think that the Budget – now a month behind us – has raised its popularity with voters. The figures have barely changed.
Pauline Hanson has called for Australians on “terror watch lists” to be interned to protect the public.
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 federal Government has announced the appointment of Michael Manthorpe as the Commonwealth Ombudsman.
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.
The federal Government has selected Accenture as the preferred tenderer to provide systems integration services for the next phase of the Welfare Payment Infrastructure Transformation (WPIT) Program, subject to commercial negotiations.
Tasmanian independent Senator Jacqui Lambie has tabled a Private Member’s Bill which would make it an offence to wear full face coverings in a public place under Commonwealth jurisdiction.
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.
Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie has called on Attorney-General George Brandis, who is responsible for Australia’s domestic spy agency, the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) to detail how many people on Australia’s official terror watch list are not Islamic.
The Government is encouraging businesses to suggest how its ICT contracts can be made more accessible to small innovators.
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.
Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson says he told Shadow Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus before the July 2 election that he disagreed with the binding direction issued by Attorney-General George Brandis requiring that all requests for Gleeson’s advice go through him.
Pauline Hanson wants laws stripping dual-national terrorists of their citizenship to go further, calling for their families to be deported as well, AAP reports.
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.