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Brisbane Times
Port Moresby, Manus Island among most flown APS destinationswithin the government's centralised travel system cost taxpayers half a billion
Brisbane Times / Posted 12 minutes ago
within the government's centralised travel system cost taxpayers half a billion dollars 2015-16, topped by the Defence Department with $155 million in costs for domestic and international flights. Get the latest news and updates... Read more
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Canberra Times
Security clearance backlog adds to staff pressures for APS agenciesexisting security check it undertakes," it said. AGSVA wants to ease the backl
Canberra Times / Posted an hour ago
existing security check it undertakes," it said. AGSVA wants to ease the backlog with a 'remediation program', however the Defence Department overseeing the agency did not detail its plan to Fairfax Media on Thursday. In a worrying sign for the... Read more
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The Hindu
‘Pentagon responsible for S. Asian nuclear situation’former Senator said the Pressler amendment was diluted and finally scrapped, as
The Hindu / Posted 2 hours ago
former Senator said the Pressler amendment was diluted and finally scrapped, as the arms manufacturing lobby and the U.S. Defence Department wanted supplies to continue. Holding the Pentagon responsible for the nuclear situation in South Asia, Mr.... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Security clearance backlog adds to staff pressures for APS agenciesexisting security check it undertakes," it said. AGSVA wants to ease the backl
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 6 hours ago
existing security check it undertakes," it said. AGSVA wants to ease the backlog with a 'remediation program', however the Defence Department overseeing the agency did not detail its plan to Fairfax Media on Thursday. In a worrying sign for the... Read more
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The Age
Security clearance backlog adds to staff pressures for APS agenciesexisting security check it undertakes," it said. AGSVA wants to ease the backl
The Age / Posted 6 hours ago
existing security check it undertakes," it said. AGSVA wants to ease the backlog with a 'remediation program', however the Defence Department overseeing the agency did not detail its plan to Fairfax Media on Thursday. In a worrying sign for the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Zuma Appointed Construction Company Ahead of Tender Process - Nkandla HearingsThursday. Legwabe explained that Moneymine had been to Nkandla before, when th
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 hours ago
Thursday. Legwabe explained that Moneymine had been to Nkandla before, when they constructed a house there. The police, defence department and State Security Agency went and assessed Zuma's homestead, but found that it was not safe and needed... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Zuma appointed construction company ahead of tender process - Nkandla hearingsThursday. Legwabe explained that Moneymine had been to Nkandla before, when th
News 24 South Africa / Posted 9 hours ago
Thursday. Legwabe explained that Moneymine had been to Nkandla before, when they constructed a house there. The police, defence department and State Security Agency went and assessed Zuma's homestead, but found that it was not safe and needed... Read more
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Sabah Daily Express
Floods in Tuaran, KB recedeKota Kinabalu: Floods receded in Tuaran and Kota Belud as rains eased on Wednes
Sabah Daily Express / Posted 14 hours ago
Kota Kinabalu: Floods receded in Tuaran and Kota Belud as rains eased on Wednesday. Sabah Civil Defence Department Director, Kol Mulliadi AlHamdi, said four low-lying villages along Sungai Kadamaian in Kota Belud were still cut off as roads leading... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Department of Veterans' Affairs accused of contributing to digger's suicideto take his own life. Minister for Defence Personnel and Veterans' Affairs Dan
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 18 hours ago
to take his own life. Minister for Defence Personnel and Veterans' Affairs Dan Tehan has told 7.30 he has now ordered the Defence Department and DVA to review their handling of the case. Jesse Bird, 32, took his own life last month, just weeks... Read more
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Canberra Times
Case for Home Affairs department needs detail, ASPI's Peter Jennings saysA contender for the coveted Defence Department top job says the government need
Canberra Times / Posted 23 hours ago
A contender for the coveted Defence Department top job says the government needs to quickly detail a case for creating a super-size Home Affairs department before the opposition destroys the idea. Executive director at the Australian Strategic... Read more
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Canberra Times
Canberra Now: News in 90 seconds for July 19, 2017Minister Malcolm Turnbull with George Brandis and Peter Dutton. Photo: Mick Tsi
Canberra Times / Posted 23 hours ago
Minister Malcolm Turnbull with George Brandis and Peter Dutton. Photo: Mick Tsikas A contender for the coveted Defence Department top job says the government needs to quickly detail a case for creating a super-size Home Affairs... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Canberra Now: News in 90 seconds for July 19, 2017Minister Malcolm Turnbull with George Brandis and Peter Dutton. Photo: Mick Tsi
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 23 hours ago
Minister Malcolm Turnbull with George Brandis and Peter Dutton. Photo: Mick Tsikas A contender for the coveted Defence Department top job says the government needs to quickly detail a case for creating a super-size Home Affairs... Read more
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The Age
Canberra Now: News in 90 seconds for July 19, 2017Minister Malcolm Turnbull with George Brandis and Peter Dutton. Photo: Mick Tsi
The Age / Posted yesterday
Minister Malcolm Turnbull with George Brandis and Peter Dutton. Photo: Mick Tsikas A contender for the coveted Defence Department top job says the government needs to quickly detail a case for creating a super-size Home Affairs... Read more
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The Age
Case for Home Affairs department needs detail, ASPI's Peter Jennings saysA contender for the coveted Defence Department top job says the government need
The Age / Posted yesterday
A contender for the coveted Defence Department top job says the government needs to quickly detail a case for creating a super-size Home Affairs department before the opposition destroys the idea. Executive director at the Australian Strategic... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Case for Home Affairs department needs detail, ASPI's Peter Jennings saysA contender for the coveted Defence Department top job says the government need
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted yesterday
A contender for the coveted Defence Department top job says the government needs to quickly detail a case for creating a super-size Home Affairs department before the opposition destroys the idea. Executive director at the Australian Strategic... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
South China Sea on agenda as top Chinese general tours secretive Defence facilityCommand, "exchanged views on regional security issues" including the territoria
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted yesterday
Command, "exchanged views on regional security issues" including the territorial dispute in the South China Sea. The Defence Department said the Chinese delegation's visit from July 15 to 19 involved discussions with senior officials,... Read more
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The Star
Floods recede in Tuaran and Kota BeludKOTA KINABALU: Floods receded in Tuaran and Kota Belud as rains eased on Wednes
The Star / Posted yesterday
KOTA KINABALU: Floods receded in Tuaran and Kota Belud as rains eased on Wednesday. Civil Defence Department Sabah director Kol Mulliadi AlHamdi said four low-lying villages along the Sungai Kadamaian in Kota Belud were still cut off as the roads... Read more
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The Star
Floods recede in Tuaran, Kota BeludKOTA KINABALU: Floods receded in Tuaran and Kota Belud as rains eased on Wednes
The Star / Posted yesterday
KOTA KINABALU: Floods receded in Tuaran and Kota Belud as rains eased on Wednesday. Sabah Civil Defence Department director Kol Mulliadi AlHamdi said four low-lying villages along Sungai Kadamaian in Kota Belud were still cut off as roads leading... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Dutton's promotion overshadows intelligence shake-upwill be given a significant boost with the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD)
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted yesterday
will be given a significant boost with the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) to become a statutory body with the Defence Department. Mr L'Estrange has called for its director to be consider equal to the directors of ASIO and the... Read more
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Canberra Times
Doubts raised over Malcolm Turnbull's new home affairs ministrywould adopt that recommendation as well as strengthening the independence of th
Canberra Times / Posted yesterday
would adopt that recommendation as well as strengthening the independence of the Australian Signals Directorate – the Defence Department's cyber spies – by making the organisation a separate statutory body. Expert responses to the... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Fears immigration will be 'short-changed' in Dutton's super-portfoliowithin a year, and will add domestic spy agency ASIO and the federal police to
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 2 days ago
within a year, and will add domestic spy agency ASIO and the federal police to his current responsibilities. Former Defence Department secretary Ric Smith, who reviewed homeland and border security for the Rudd government, said immigration... Read more
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The Star
Kota Belud villagers, Civil Defence avert flood disasterBelud district was averted through teamwork of the local residents and Civil De
The Star / Posted 2 days ago
Belud district was averted through teamwork of the local residents and Civil Defence personnel on Tuesday. Sabah Civil Defence Department director Kol Mulliadi AlHamid Ladin said the villagers saw logs and debris floating towards their wooden... Read more
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The Age
Doubts raised over Malcolm Turnbull's new home affairs ministrywould adopt that recommendation as well as strengthening the independence of th
The Age / Posted 2 days ago
would adopt that recommendation as well as strengthening the independence of the Australian Signals Directorate – the Defence Department's cyber spies – by making the organisation a separate statutory body. Expert responses to the... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Doubts raised over Malcolm Turnbull's new home affairs ministrywould adopt that recommendation as well as strengthening the independence of th
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 2 days ago
would adopt that recommendation as well as strengthening the independence of the Australian Signals Directorate – the Defence Department's cyber spies – by making the organisation a separate statutory body. Expert responses to the... Read more
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The Age
The merit of fusing Australian security forces is unclearthe grounds it would be "less accountable, less agile, less adaptable and more
The Age / Posted 2 days ago
the grounds it would be "less accountable, less agile, less adaptable and more inward-looking", after a review by a former Defence Department secretary. Former prime minister Tony Abbott also considered it. Get the latest news and updates emailed... Read more
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International Business Times
Spying vs cyberwar: US state hackers will split from NSA to conduct 'offensive' operations at Fort Meade, Maryland, have been under the same four-star commander since Cyb
International Business Times / Posted 3 days ago
at Fort Meade, Maryland, have been under the same four-star commander since Cyber Command's creation in 2009. But the Defence Department has been agitating for a separation, perceiving the NSA and intelligence community as resistant to more... Read more
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Canberra Times
Malcolm Turnbull needs to explain why he's shaking up a national security system that is workingdoing their business rather well. For them, continued operational independence
Canberra Times / Posted 3 days ago
doing their business rather well. For them, continued operational independence will be the red line. Ric Smith, a former Defence Department head who conducted a homeland and border security review for the Rudd government in 2008, said it was... Read more
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The Age
Malcolm Turnbull needs to explain why he's shaking up a national security system that is workingdoing their business rather well. For them, continued operational independence
The Age / Posted 3 days ago
doing their business rather well. For them, continued operational independence will be the red line. Ric Smith, a former Defence Department head who conducted a homeland and border security review for the Rudd government in 2008, said it was... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Malcolm Turnbull needs to explain why he's shaking up a national security system that is workingdoing their business rather well. For them, continued operational independence
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 3 days ago
doing their business rather well. For them, continued operational independence will be the red line. Ric Smith, a former Defence Department head who conducted a homeland and border security review for the Rudd government in 2008, said it was... Read more
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Herald Sun
Woomera X File: Drone downed, then a mushroom cloudtime for the (sound of the) explosion to get to us,” he said. “That was a huge
Herald Sun / Posted 3 days ago
time for the (sound of the) explosion to get to us,” he said. “That was a huge explosion, with a mushroom cloud.” The Defence Department released a notification last month that there would be exclusions from June 11 to July 14 for weapons... Read more
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International Business Times
British defence cuts mean priciest war jet ever the F-35 Lightning II 'won't work properly' older planes without revealing its position to the enemy. Also its £12bn softw
International Business Times / Posted 3 days ago
older planes without revealing its position to the enemy. Also its £12bn software system is prone to cyberattack and the defence department in charge of computer networks the plane needs will face £400m worth of cuts this year. It also emerged... Read more
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The Courier Mail
30,000 troops prepare amid North Korea threatBrisbane and Canberra; and from the United States in Hawaii, Indiana, Virginia,
The Courier Mail / Posted 5 days ago
Brisbane and Canberra; and from the United States in Hawaii, Indiana, Virginia, Colorado and Washington,” said the Defence Department. All three services are involved, including special forces. And they are testing as many operational... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Turnbull turns to Cricket Australia chairman for advice on next Defence bossMalcolm Turnbull turns to Cricket Australia chairman for advice on next Defence
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 7 days ago
Malcolm Turnbull turns to Cricket Australia chairman for advice on next Defence Department boss Cricket Australia's chairman has been sounded out by Malcolm Turnbull for advice on who should be the country's next defence boss as the Prime Minister... Read more
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SKY News
MPs elect influential new committee chairsLewis also fought off an internal party challenge, from ex-army man Johnny Merc
SKY News / Posted 7 days ago
Lewis also fought off an internal party challenge, from ex-army man Johnny Mercer. He worked as a shadow minister in the defence department and cabinet office in opposition, before joining numerous defence-related committees after 2010. ::... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Updated: Defence minister in Kelownascheduled to take a tour of KF Aerospace (formerly Kelowna Flightcraft), which
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 7 days ago
scheduled to take a tour of KF Aerospace (formerly Kelowna Flightcraft), which already has a number of contracts with the defence department. Canada’s defence minister, Harjit Sajjan, is in Kelowna today and will appear at a “meet and greet”... Read more
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Pakistan News Tribune
Trump to replace US troops in Afghanistan with private military contractorsthey received. The data shows contractor numbers in both Iraq and Afghanistan
Pakistan News Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
they received. The data shows contractor numbers in both Iraq and Afghanistan dating back to fiscal 2007. Combined, the US Defence Department spent more than $220 billion on contractors in the two war zones for a variety of services and support.... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Defence spending data 'neither complete nor available', auditors sayremains suspect despite recent reforms, the Australian National Audit Office (A
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 9 days ago
remains suspect despite recent reforms, the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has found. Key points: Last year, the Defence Department spent $8.3 billion on keeping its equipment in working order, known as "sustainment" in military... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
We don't need a homeland security portfolio but Dutton wants a bone(ASPI) paper, the cases for and against change were presented by David Connery,
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 9 days ago
(ASPI) paper, the cases for and against change were presented by David Connery, then a senior analyst at ASPI (now in the Defence department), and ASPI director Peter Jennings. Dr Connery argued that having one minister responsible for the... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Class action begins against Defence over toxic firefighting foam useOakey residents begin class action against Defence Department over toxic firefi
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 9 days ago
Oakey residents begin class action against Defence Department over toxic firefighting foam Photo:PFOS and PFOA are toxins used in firefighting foam.(Supplied: CRC CARE) Related Story: Oakey residents given final clearance for class action against... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Relations between Australia's special forces units on 'a perilous knife edge'exposing Australian special forces troops' role in the Afghanistan war. For con
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 10 days ago
exposing Australian special forces troops' role in the Afghanistan war. For context, they are best read in order. But now Defence Department documents leaked to the ABC reveal that relations between the two units — which also have a crucial role... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Afghan Files expose deadly secrets of Australia's special forcesspecial forces elite, the soldiers tasked with the most difficult missions in w
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 10 days ago
special forces elite, the soldiers tasked with the most difficult missions in warzones like Afghanistan. But now Defence Department documents leaked to the ABC reveal that relations between the two units — which also have a crucial role... Read more
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Daily Mail
US seized Nazi uranium and used it in Hiroshima bombing, book claimsof the most remarkable rescue: As the miracle of the... Share this article Hy
Daily Mail / Posted 10 days ago
of the most remarkable rescue: As the miracle of the... Share this article Hydrick accessed hitherto secret US defence department files about the capture at sea of Nazi U-Boat 234. U-234 surrendered on May 15, 1945. She was headed for... Read more
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CTV News
Military procurement officials hopeful years of troubles finally behind themup Canada's much-maligned military procurement system, Patrick Finn has some ad
CTV News / Posted 11 days ago
up Canada's much-maligned military procurement system, Patrick Finn has some advice: Don't hold your breath. Finn is the Defence Department official responsible for overseeing $6 billion in annual spending that has been criticized far and wide in... Read more
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CBC.ca
Iraqi PM lauds forces for 'victory' over ISIS in Mosulcampaign against ISIS in Mosul by conducting airstrikes against the militants a
CBC.ca / Posted 11 days ago
campaign against ISIS in Mosul by conducting airstrikes against the militants and assisting troops on the ground. The U.S. Defence Department has requested $1.269 billion in U.S. budget funds for 2018 to continue supporting Iraqi forces. Without... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Travel feud cancels 9/11 case hearing at Gitmoround of hearings is scheduled to start August 21. A spokesperson for the pros
News 24 South Africa / Posted 12 days ago
round of hearings is scheduled to start August 21. A spokesperson for the prosecutor, Air Force Maj. Ben Sakrisson, said the Defence Department was "exploring available options" to address Pohl's order, but did not provide details of those eff... Read more
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The Economic Times
We are not in 1962 and we are militarily strong: Manmohan Bahadur2003 to have a three warfare concept ­ psychological, media and legal; a develo
The Economic Times / Posted 12 days ago
2003 to have a three warfare concept ­ psychological, media and legal; a development conveyed to the US Congress by their defence department in a 2011 report.It was further analysed and expanded to mean warfare in multiple spheres ­ like... Read more
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Calgary Sun
FBI investigated claims of Bobby Knight groping womenat its headquarters in Springfield, Virginia. The woman also filed a discrimina
Calgary Sun / Posted 12 days ago
at its headquarters in Springfield, Virginia. The woman also filed a discrimination complaint against the NGA and the Defence Department in which she claimed she was pressured to drop the matter, The Post reported. An attorney representing... Read more
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TSN
Knight investigated for alleged gropingat its headquarters in Springfield, Virginia. The woman also filed a discrimina
TSN / Posted 12 days ago
at its headquarters in Springfield, Virginia. The woman also filed a discrimination complaint against the NGA and the Defence Department in which she claimed she was pressured to drop the matter, The Post reported. An attorney representing... Read more
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Calgary Sun
prisoners say Tunisia homeland worse than Gitmothese abuses with legal means,” Ben Amor said. Arrested in Pakistan in 2002, H
Calgary Sun / Posted 13 days ago
these abuses with legal means,” Ben Amor said. Arrested in Pakistan in 2002, Hammami was described in a 2005 U.S. Defence Department document as an al-Qaida associate. He denied it. He was freed in 2010 without charge and sent to the... Read more
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asianage
South China Sea dispute: China slams US, says it opposes show of military forcereportedly sailed near a disputed island in the South China Sea. The USS Steth
asianage / Posted 13 days ago
reportedly sailed near a disputed island in the South China Sea. The USS Stethem, a guided-missile destroyer, sailed within 12 nautical miles of Triton Island, part of the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, a US defence department official sa... Read more
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