Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced Wednesday the purchase of 58 more F-35 Joint Strike Fighters costing AU$12.4 billion (US$11.6 billion) in a major defense upgrade to maintain Australia's regional edge.
Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate met with the families of Australian soldiers killed in recent conflicts Saturday and took a front-row fighter jet seat as their tour headed north.
An Australian naval captain has been relieved of his command after his vessel was involved in an incursion into Indonesian waters while on border protection duty, the defense ministry said Thursday.
Australia--The leader of Australia's most populous state quit as premier on Wednesday in the face of mounting evidence that he failed to declare a AU$3,000 (US$2,800) bottle of wine that arrived as a gift on his Sydney doorstep.
There was no let-up in the air and sea search for the missing Malaysian airliner off Australia on Saturday as Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned that locating Flight MH370 would still likely take a long time.
Australia's sparsely populated northern tip was preparing Thursday for the largest cyclone to hit the area since Cyclone Yasi smashed into Queensland in 2011, ripping homes from their foundations and devastating crops.
A cyclone packing winds of up to 230 kilometers an hour hit Australia's Great Barrier Reef coast Friday night, officials said, as tens of thousands of people hunkered down amid warnings of devastation.
An Australian navy ship has detected new underwater signals consistent with aircraft black boxes, the chief of the MH370 search said Monday, calling it the “most promising lead” yet in the month-old hunt for the missing plane.
Three separate but fleeting sounds from deep in the Indian Ocean offered new hope Sunday in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, as officials rushed to determine whether they were signals from the plane's black boxes before their beacons fall silent.1 Comment
Naval vessels carrying sophisticated deep-sea black box detectors were rushing to the site of an "important and encouraging" lead in the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner, the head of the multinational search said on Sunday.