From the Archives,1997:Honours for Black Hawk disaster heroes

From the Archives,1997:Honours for Black Hawk disaster heroes

Twenty-five years ago,another chapter in the Black Hawk helicopter tragedy was closed when 14 soldiers received bravery awards for their actions in the disaster that ended the lives of 18 soldiers.

  • byBen Mitchell

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Lies and lexicon:clear and present memories in Ben Roberts-Smith case

Lies and lexicon:clear and present memories in Ben Roberts-Smith case

The only logical explanation for two groups of soldiers holding such different recollections,the media barrister says,is that one of them is lying. And if that’s the case,it follows that they are colluding.

  • byHarriet Alexander
From the Archives,1952:Canberra bomber’s record-breaking flight

From the Archives,1952:Canberra bomber’s record-breaking flight

Seventy years ago,two fresh and carefree high-speed flyers stepped from the R.A.A.F.’s newest bomber at Laverton after a record-breaking flight from Lyneham,England.

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‘You can’t handle the truth’:Ben Roberts-Smith witnesses react to the scrutiny

‘You can’t handle the truth’:Ben Roberts-Smith witnesses react to the scrutiny

Ex-SAS soldier Person 35 bristled with irritation in court that his former comrade was being scrutinised by lawyers and journalists from the sanctuary of Australia.

  • byHarriet Alexander
Solomon Islands prime minister lashes Australia over AUKUS security pact

Solomon Islands prime minister lashes Australia over AUKUS security pact

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says he was blindsided by the AUKUS deal and accused Australian troops of refusing to protect Chinese-built infrastructure during riots.

  • byAnthony Galloway
Australia doesn’t want its forces operating alongside ‘ruthless’ Chinese in Solomons

Australia doesn’t want its forces operating alongside ‘ruthless’ Chinese in Solomons

Australia would ensure its forces wouldn’t operate alongside “brutal and repressive” Chinese forces as it looks to support the Solomons in the future.

  • byAnthony Galloway
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Scorching dawn service in Darwin as Morrison feels the heat over Pacific

Scorching dawn service in Darwin as Morrison feels the heat over Pacific

The brutal 5am heat caused several people at the Darwin Anzac Day dawn service to faint,while Scott Morrison faced pressure over his Pacific policy.

  • byLisa Visentin
‘I’m rather proud of that one’:Veteran and RSL stalwart passes baton to granddaughter
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‘I’m rather proud of that one’:Veteran and RSL stalwart passes baton to granddaughter

Brittany Evans has been joining her grandfather,Air Force Veteran John Curdie OAM,for the Anzac Day dawn service as long as she can remember. This year they’ll both be in uniform.

  • byCaitlin Fitzsimmons
RSL branches cast net wider to reverse membership slip

RSL branches cast net wider to reverse membership slip

The Victorian RSL is losing members and branches are looking to turn that around.

  • byNajma Sambul
Channel Seven billed $170,000 for legal costs of Ben Roberts-Smith’s witnesses

Channel Seven billed $170,000 for legal costs of Ben Roberts-Smith’s witnesses

Lawyers for three witnesses testifying on behalf of Ben Roberts-Smith in his defamation case sent invoices to Seven West Media,but chairman Kerry Stokes says he later paid the bills through a private company.

  • byJordan Baker
Ben Roberts-Smith and his friend face three more murder allegations,court hears

Ben Roberts-Smith and his friend face three more murder allegations,court hears

A friend and former comrade of war veteran Ben Roberts-Smith has admitted the pair face a total of five murder allegations,including three aired for the first time on Thursday.

  • byMichaela Whitbourn