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Five ways in which a Trump presidency could affect Australia

Five ways in which a Trump presidency could affect Australia

From climate change to security, experts give their first thoughts on how a Trump win could change the country and the regionWe asked a panel of experts how a Donald Trump presidency could affect
German company to build 12 offshore patrol vessels for Australian navy

German company to build 12 offshore patrol vessels for Australian navy

Malcolm Turnbull says shipbuilder Lürssen will be designer and prime contractor for the $3.6bn project in SA and WAThe Australian government has chosen German shipbuilder Lürssen to build 12 offshore
Katherine fishing ban after waterways contaminated with toxic firefighting foam

Katherine fishing ban after waterways contaminated with toxic firefighting foam

Residents warned against drinking water from contaminated bores or Katherine river downstream of Stuart highwayResidents near Katherine have been warned not to eat fish and local produce, after
Greens warn about Australia’s joint exercise with Saudi navy near Yemen

Greens warn about Australia’s joint exercise with Saudi navy near Yemen

Whish-Wilson says operation was planned rather than occurring ‘opportunistically’ as Marise Payne has described A controversial Australian naval exercise conducted with Saudi Arabia’s navy in the
Canada to buy fleet of 30-year-old fighter jets from Australia in snub to US

Canada to buy fleet of 30-year-old fighter jets from Australia in snub to US

Ottawa ditched plan to buy newer fleet of Boeing Super Hornets after US imposed 80% import tariff on Canadian Bombardier jetsCanada will purchase a fleet of 30-year-old F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets from
Australian navy world war one AE1 submarine found 103 years after it vanished

Australian navy world war one AE1 submarine found 103 years after it vanished

Sunken submarine that carried 35 Australian and British crew located in notorious area off Papua New GuineaAustralia’s longest-running naval mystery – the disappearance of the nation’s first submarine
Australia to end airstrikes in Iraq and Syria following victory over Isis

Australia to end airstrikes in Iraq and Syria following victory over Isis

Announcement by Marise Payne comes after Iraqi PM’s declaration earlier this month of victory over the terrorist groupThe defence minister, Marise Payne, has announced Australia will scale back its
Australia unveils plan to become one of world’s top 10 arms exporters

Australia unveils plan to become one of world’s top 10 arms exporters

PM spruiks jobs for local manufacturers but Tim Costello of World Vision has previously attacked policy as ‘exporting death and profiting from bloodshed’Australia is set to become one of the world’s
Buyer's remorse: Australia's sorry record on defence hardware

Buyer's remorse: Australia's sorry record on defence hardware

While Malcolm Turnbull spruiks Australia as a top arms exporter, potential buyers may be wary Malcolm Turnbull has unveiled an “ambitious, positive plan” to make Australia one of the world’s largest
Australians in deadly Cambodia explosion were not military personnel

Australians in deadly Cambodia explosion were not military personnel

Cambodian authorities say explosion that killed two and injured two was not part of a military exerciseAn Australian man who was killed and another who was injured in a landmine accident at an army
Australian military says allegations it killed civilians in Iraq are credible

Australian military says allegations it killed civilians in Iraq are credible

Defence force makes statement before report by US-led coalition fighting Islamic StateThe Australian defence force says allegations that an air force bomb in Mosul, Iraq, killed civilians are
‘The lucky ones died that night’: lies, survivor guilt and the Voyager disaster

‘The lucky ones died that night’: lies, survivor guilt and the Voyager disaster

Exclusive: A sailor who survived the naval disaster says he was pressured by a British officer to withhold evidenceA crewman on HMAS Voyager who narrowly escaped from the wheelhouse of the ship before
Letters, photos and a diary: a first world war soldier's suitcase of souvenirs – in pictures

Letters, photos and a diary: a first world war soldier's suitcase of souvenirs – in pictures

After serving on the western front, private Mick Ward from Bairnsdale in Victoria placed the memorabilia of his war into a small brown suitcase. Almost a century later, its contents – photos, letters
Shipbuilder ASC to cut hundreds of jobs as union points finger at Christopher Pyne

Shipbuilder ASC to cut hundreds of jobs as union points finger at Christopher Pyne

Australian Manufacturing Workers Union says defence industry minister owers workers an explanationThe federal government-owned shipbuilder ASC is laying off 223 workers in South Australia ahead of the
Richard Marles under attack for support of display honouring boat turnbacks at war memorial

Richard Marles under attack for support of display honouring boat turnbacks at war memorial

Labor left MPs and Greens say commemorating Operation Sovereign Borders a ‘shameless attempt at culture wars’ • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon Labor left MPs and the
Australia sending plane to monitor North Korean ships' 'illicit trade'

Australia sending plane to monitor North Korean ships' 'illicit trade'

P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft will look for ship-to-ship transfers of goods prohibited under UN sanctions• Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noonAustralia will send a
Australia's China relationship being bungled – former envoy

Australia's China relationship being bungled – former envoy

Geoff Raby says a more hawkish line is creating turmoil, and part of problem is that Malcolm Turnbull mistrusts Julie Bishop• Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon
Defence department accused of locking Australian firms out of submarine contract

Defence department accused of locking Australian firms out of submarine contract

Senator Rex Patrick says decision to have French firm to carry out design and build work in Australia is ‘treachery’ • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noonThe Department
Defence won't check it has enough cash for ship-building plan

Defence won't check it has enough cash for ship-building plan

Audit office urges department to crunch the numbers again on the $89bn program Sign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning The tight timeframe on building Australia’s nine
Nazi flag flown on Australian army vehicle – video report

Nazi flag flown on Australian army vehicle – video report

A leaked photo shows an Australian Army vehicle flying the Nazi swastika flag while on operation in Afghanistan in 2007. Defence has confirmed the photo is genuine and that the commanding officer took