More than 100 ADF personnel to be sent to PNG to help with election,cyber threats

More than 100 ADF personnel to be sent to PNG to help with election,cyber threats

Australia is racing to stop China from signing a new regional security deal with as many as 10 Pacific island nations following the controversial pact between Beijing and Solomon Islands.

  • byAnthony Galloway

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‘Trust and respect’:In call,Macron agrees to rebuild ties with Australia

‘Trust and respect’:In call,Macron agrees to rebuild ties with Australia

Macron reminded PM Albanese of the “deep breach of trust” which had occurred in an ugly chapter in Franco-Australian relations last year following the cancellation of a $90 billion submarine contract.

  • byRob Harris
Radioactive:Inside the top-secret AUKUS subs deal
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Radioactive:Inside the top-secret AUKUS subs deal

Secret meetings and subterfuge over many months shored up Australia’s “40-year fantasy” of a mighty nuclear marriage with the US and the UK.

  • byPeter Hartcher
Defence Department video of Chinese intelligence ship off WA
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Defence Department video of Chinese intelligence ship off WA

Authorities have released a video of the People's Liberation Army-Navy intelligence collection vessel Haiwangxing operating off the north-west shelf of Australia.

The Coalition is now losing the debate on national security and China

The Coalition is now losing the debate on national security and China

National security had been seen as one of the Coalition’s biggest strengths heading into the election.

  • byAnthony Galloway
‘Aggressive act’:Chinese spy ship spotted off Australia’s west coast near a secretive naval base

‘Aggressive act’:Chinese spy ship spotted off Australia’s west coast near a secretive naval base

Defence Minister Peter Dutton labelled the move an “aggressive act”.

  • byAnthony Galloway andAngus Thompson
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Dutton defends ‘war’ warnings after McGowan’s criticism

Dutton defends ‘war’ warnings after McGowan’s criticism

Federal Defence Minister Peter Dutton has accused Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan of politicising the country’s relationship with China.

  • byHamish Hastie andPeter de Kruijff
Australian taxpayers paid almost $20 million to sell the Port of Darwin

Australian taxpayers paid almost $20 million to sell the Port of Darwin

Scott Morrison was federal treasurer at the time the port was sold to Chinese company Landbridge in a $506 million deal.

  • byAnthony Galloway
Australia to establish $1b warship maintenance centre in Sydney

Australia to establish $1b warship maintenance centre in Sydney

A tender will be released to build a new naval maintenance centre in Sydney as part of a commitment to establish four new strategic sites around the country.

  • byAnthony Galloway andAngus Thompson
ASIS chief hints Chinese officials are feeding information to Australia

ASIS chief hints Chinese officials are feeding information to Australia

The head of the spy agency has suggested an increasing number of disaffected Chinese officials are feeding information to Australian intelligence officers.

  • byAnthony Galloway
Australia snubs China and Russia at major maritime conference

Australia snubs China and Russia at major maritime conference

The Chinese and Russian militaries have been banned from attending a major military trade show in Sydney,as concern heightens about the recently signed security agreement between China and Solomon Islands.

  • byAnthony Galloway