THREE Australian soldiers are in hospital this morning after being shot by a rogue Afghan soldier, just 10 days after three...

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09th Nov. 2011 6:11 AM

THEY shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

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11th Nov. 2011 6:11 AM

Family, friends, colleagues and politicians gathered in Gympie on Monday to farewell Ashley Birt, who was killed in...

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15th Nov. 2011 7:11 AM

MARYBOROUGH'S Catholic priest Paul Kelly has come out strongly against the use of the so-called gay panic defence.

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19th Nov. 2011 9:11 AM

ALMOST 11,000 people, including British comedian Stephen Fry, have signed a petition asking for the so-called “gay panic”...

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12th Jan. 2012 6:01 AM

ABOUT four signatures a minute are being added to Maryborough priest Paul Kelly's online petition to abolish the “gay...

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14th Jan. 2012 8:01 AM

AFTER winning the Fraser Coast Rugby League competition in 2011, the Maryborough Wallaroos were keen to match it with the...

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28th Feb. 2012 5:02 AM

MORE than $200 million will be spent on design studies for 12 new submarines for the Australian Defence Force.

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03rd May 2012 4:05 PM

AUSTRALIAN soldiers stationed in Afghanistan’s Uruzgan province will start heading home as early as the middle of this...

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14th May 2012 5:05 PM

DETAILS of an inquiry into how and why Australian soldier Lance Corporal Andrew Jones was killed in Afghanistan last year...

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29th June 2012 1:06 PM

Members of the Special Operations Task Group farewelled Sergeant Blaine Diddams in a moving memorial service on Thursday.


06th July 2012 1:07 PM

THE body of the Australian special services soldier killed in action in Afghanistan this week has been repatriated.

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06th July 2012 1:07 PM

TWO Australian soldiers were wounded by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan’s Uruzgan province on Tuesday.

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12th July 2012 1:07 PM

THE effectiveness of Australia’s Defence Force will be compromised unless more women are recruited and retained.

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22nd Aug. 2012 5:08 PM

PRIME Minister Julia Gillard has defended Australia’s continuing military presence in Afghanistan after five soldiers died...

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30th Aug. 2012 6:08 PM

THE two Australians who died in a helicopter accident in Afghanistan on Thursday have been remembered as professional...

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31st Aug. 2012 4:08 PM

DEFENCE Minister Stephen Smith has hit out at what he called a misunderstanding after Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai...

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03rd Sept. 2012 7:09 PM

THE bodies of the three Australian soldiers murdered by a rogue Afghan solider last week were returned to their families...

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05th Sept. 2012 5:09 PM

A Ramp Ceremony for Lance Corporal Stjepan ‘Rick’ Milosevic, Sapper James Martin and Private Robert Poate was conducted at...

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05th Sept. 2012 5:09 PM

TWO Australian soldiers murdered by a rogue Afghan soldier two weeks ago have been laid to rest at funerals in Brisbane and...

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12th Sept. 2012 4:09 PM

Close to 700 people farewelled private Robert Poate in Canberra.

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12th Sept. 2012 5:09 PM

THE South Australian soldier killed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan has been farewelled by friends and...

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07th Nov. 2012 5:11 PM

AUSSIE troops have been withdrawn from forward operating bases and patrol bases in Uruzgan province, with the Afghan...

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22nd Nov. 2012 12:11 PM

THE Pentagon has grounded its F-35 fighter jets after discovering a crack in one of the aircraft's engines.

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23rd Feb. 2013 3:02 PM

UP TO 1000 troops will be home by the end of the year, after the multi-national force decided to officially close the Tarin...

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26th March 2013 9:03 AM

TWO Australian Special Forces soldiers have been injured by an improvised explosive device in Helmand Province in...

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01st April 2013 7:04 AM

A MODEST rise in defence spending will buy 12 new Growler electronic attack aircraft and upgraded Collins class or new...

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03rd May 2013 3:05 PM

SYDNEY Harbour’s iconic Garden Island naval base could be shut down and various functions relocated to Brisbane and north...

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27th Aug. 2013 12:08 PM

THE Federal Government has been urged to spend more on defence, or risk “serious consequences”.

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09th Oct. 2013 2:10 PM

A BUS driver has told a jury how Daniel Morcombe disappeared in less than two minutes between two buses driving past.

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18th Feb. 2014 3:02 PM

LESS than a year after the previous Federal Government released a white paper on investment in Defence, the Abbott...

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04th April 2014 4:04 PM

IS IT just me or does everyone wonder if we’ll ever learn?

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29th Aug. 2014 7:08 AM

DEFENCE Minister David Johnston has left on a five-day official visit for security negotiations in China, the Republic of...

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13th Oct. 2014 5:10 PM

A SOLDIER is understood to have sustained spinal injuries during a training exercise for the G20 in Brisbane.

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06th Nov. 2014 3:11 PM

IN true Queensland style it was a tinnie which was tasked with leading the police flotilla up the Brisbane River as part of...

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13th Nov. 2014 2:11 PM

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has ruled out reversing the effective pay cut for Defence families, despite a partial backdown...

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01st Dec. 2014 5:12 PM

AUSSIE Air Force pilots have joined their UK and US colleagues in the ultimate battle for sky-high supremacy.

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26th Jan. 2015 4:01 PM

With a passion for aviation, Trent Blinco always knew that he wanted to pursue a career in the RAAF.

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19th Feb. 2015 12:02 AM

A JOINT Australia-New Zealand troop deployment to Iraq is expected to be top of the agenda during talks between Prime...

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27th Feb. 2015 6:02 PM

A DEFENCE review is calling for “transformational change” of the department and selling off some real estate.

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01st April 2015 6:04 PM

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has unveiled an $89 billion plan to ensure the nation’s warships and submarines are built...

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04th Aug. 2015 4:08 PM

A TRANSPORT aircraft damaged by enemy fire in the Vietnam War may finally land on the Fraser Coast, but councillors aren’t...

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06th Aug. 2015 5:08 AM

JAPAN has indicated it is willing to build the navy’s new fleet of high-tech submarines in Australia.

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25th Sept. 2015 5:09 PM

MORE than 2200 Australian Defence Force personnel, including those from Amberley, will celebrate Christmas away from their...

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23rd Dec. 2015 5:12 AM

ABOUT $240 million of taxpayer dollars in 2014-15 was spent buying strike fighters for the defence force.

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15th Jan. 2016 4:01 PM

THE Turnbull government will spend $195 billion on Defence by 2020-21, in a message to China not to become more aggressive...

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25th Feb. 2016 6:02 PM

DETERMINED to close the arms gap between itself and the US, China is reportedly set to announce a huge increase in military...

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04th March 2016 5:03 AM

JAPAN will dispatch a high-tech submarine to Sydney next month as it pulls out all the stops to win contract

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11th March 2016 7:03 AM

LEIUTENANT Tristan Ross is one of seven soldiers who have transitioned from training at Cabarlah’s Borneo Barracks to...

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12th March 2016 6:03 AM

EVERY serving Defence Force member should have their mental health screened at least once a year, a Senate committee has...

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19th March 2016 5:03 AM