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The government is working with the United States and Britain on details for an Australian role in helping safeguard shipping passages in the Middle East. Stefan Postles

Morrison looking at details for commitment to protect shipping

Scott Morrison has flagged the government is working with the United States and Britain on details for an Australian role in helping safeguard shipping passages in the Middle East.
Defence Minister David Johnston has not ruled out providing back-up military assistance to the United States operation in Iraq. AAP/Alan Porritt

Australia may offer ‘back-up’ to US forces in Iraq rescue

Defence Minister David Johnston has said Australia is “not ruling out providing some back-up assistance” to American military…