China’s rising influence in the region has alarmed many defence experts. But the question remains: would Australia ever need to fight China on its own?
Australia committed A$195 billion to defence spending in 2016, but many now believe this is insufficient with China's rising influence in the region.
Russia is increasingly making its military power felt in the Asia-Pacific region.
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With Russia's military capacity and soft power influence steadily increasing in the Asia-Pacific region, it may be time to reevaluate Australia's Russia strategy.
The naval shipbuilding plan is undoubtedly a major step forward for industrial capability in Australia.
Australia’s long-awaited naval shipbuilding plan has two interconnected weaknesses when it comes to sovereignty.
A rainbow wreath laid by defence forces at a contemporary Anzac Day service.
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Until 1992, being a gay or lesbian soldier was illegal in Australia. New research is unearthing the heartbreaking stories of people who devoted their lives to the military but were discharged when their sexuality was exposed.
Tony Abbott has announced a commitment to defence shipbuilding in South Australia.
The government has unveiled a centrepiece of its coming Defence White Paper, bringing forward a $40 billion program to build surface warships.