Category: Defence

Ipswich house prices set to explode following multi-billion dollar defence deal

By Lauren Reddiex, produced for online by Naveen Razik Homeowners will have 211 armoured high-tech vehicles to thank for an expected property price bonanza in Ipswich. New research from Riskwise Property Research has rated Ipswich as an ideal city for

Record crowds expected for ANZAC Day commemorations

It’s 100 years since one of the most devastating events of the First World War – the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux. The centenary should boost crowds at ANZAC Day commemorations across the nation. Kirsty Davis reports.

School students commemorate the ANZACs

Thousands of students gathered in ANZAC Square today for the annual Commemoration Ceremony. The Governor spoke to the young crowd about the importance of keeping the ANZAC legacy alive. Lucy Czerwinski reports.

Premiers meet to discuss terror measures

Fighting terrorism was on the agenda in Canberra today. A special meeting of State and Territory leaders gave their support to a range of tough new national security measures, but the Prime Minister insists Australians won’t be under mass surveillance.

Prime Minister wants to toughen terror laws

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull wants a national agreement on how long terrorism suspects can be detained without charge. To tighten security here, he’s also called for a central database of drivers license photos. Bryce Heaton reports.

Future top guns get a feel for flying fighter jets

Some lucky Brisbane high school students have had a hands-on lesson in supersonic flight. They experienced what it was like to fly an air force fighter jet without even leaving the ground. Brittany Graham, QUT News.

Collaboration gets Globemaster off the ground

Australian and US Air Force engineers are working together to keep our biggest military aircraft ready for action. Their current project at Amberley, repairing a C-17 Globemaster. Rachel Lim reports.

Police remember fallen comrades

It was a national day of commemoration today for police officers who have died in the line of duty. In Brisbane, there was a solemn street march before a memorial service. Louis Jennings reports.

Super Hornets buzz Brisbane before Riverfire

The RAAF’s Super Hornets buzzed Brisbane’s skyline on Friday, in a flyover practice for Saturday’s Riverfire Festival. They combine with the fireworks for one of the city’s most popular events. Grace Cadden reports.

Turnbull optimistic of defeating IS after US talks

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has wrapped up his visit to the US. On Friday’s agenda, global security and fighting terrorism. Amity Bailey reports.