Category: Defence

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.

Australians laid to rest one final time

It was the moment families had waited decades for. This morning, the remains of 33 Australians, most service personnel, were returned to home soil. It was the largest single repatriation this country has undertaken. Abigail Blaikie reports.

Young pilot on cloud nine after meeting World-War-II top gun

It’s not every day a young, aspiring pilot meets a World-War-II top gun. 17-year-old, Daniel Hughes, had that opportunity at Amberley today. Tina Wood reports.

Turnbull’s Singapore troop training agreement

A landmark deal with Singapore will see $2 billion invested in Australian defence infrastructure. The agreement involves investments in Townsville and Rockhampton army facilities. Bronte Hearn reports.

Aerospace plan to boost Queensland’s economy

Brisbane could one day be the aerospace capital of the Asia-Pacific. The State Government says with business help, their new development plan, will create thousands of jobs. Jacob Miley reports.