Australia formally signs nuclear tech deal

Andrew Brown (Australian Associated Press)   Australia has taken the next step to acquire nuclear submarines as part of the controversial AUKUS security pact. Defence Minister Peter Dutton signed a formal agreement alongside the US and UK to allow the countries to share information on the nuclear-powered vessels. The agreement was signed in a ceremony […]

Over 120 tanks, armoured vehicles secured

Dominic Giannini (Australian Associated Press)   Australia will buy 127 tanks and armoured vehicles worth $3.5 billion as the federal government ramps up its land combat capability. Under the deal, the army will receive 75 Abram tanks, 29 assault breacher vehicles, 17 joint assault bridge vehicles and six armoured recovery vehicles. The first vehicles are […]

PM shares frustration of those in lockdown

Daniel McCulloch and Matt Coughlan (Australian Associated Press)   Scott Morrison insists he shares the frustrations of more than half the Australian population in lockdown. But the prime minister continues to deny the bungled vaccine rollout is responsible for the widespread restrictions. Just 14 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated, with Australia lagging […]

Australia on alert after variants found

(Australian Associated Press)   A highly infectious variant of COVID-19 has reached Australia and is spreading rapidly around the world. The first Australian case of the South African variant is a woman who arrived in Queensland on December 22 and went straight into hotel quarantine. “Genome sequencing has come back to show that she has […]

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