Category: Defence

Mates to cycle city to coast for charity

Keen cyclists are getting ready for a huge challenge this weekend, riding from Brisbane to the Gold Coast. It’s all for charity of course, helping returned servicemen and women settle back into their healthy lives. Bridget Nagel reports.

Australia announces $5 million in foreign aid to Indonesia

Australia is to provide $5 million and medical staff to help victims of the earthquake and tsunami. More than 1200 people are now believed dead. Norma Hilton reports.

Multi-faceted military might on display as battalion transitions in Brisbane

The Australian Army loves a parade, and today officers at Enoggera put on quite a show. The First Military Police battalion marked its official transition of command with an impressive display of discipline. James Hawes reports.

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.