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NSW would see 'distinct disadvantages' in moving hotel quarantine to rural areas: Minister

NSW would see 'distinct disadvantages' in moving hotel quarantine to rural areas: Minister

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has shot down suggestions of moving the state’s hotel quarantine system to the regions as the Queensland government considers processing returned travellers in mining camps.

  • by Tom Rabe and Lydia Lynch

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Victoria and Korean manufacturer fight Queensland for $27b defence contract

Victoria and Korean manufacturer fight Queensland for $27b defence contract

Victoria has signed an agreement with Korea's largest defence company, backing a bid for a military contract that would create a custom-built facility and 1000 jobs in Geelong.

  • by Michael Fowler
Bill for veterans' mental health care reaches $241m with 20,000 in rehab
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Bill for veterans' mental health care reaches $241m with 20,000 in rehab

Nearly 20,000 former soldiers and other veterans are checking in to rehab clinics for psychiatric and substance abuse problems every year.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Bassam Hamzy offers to help find missing rocket launchers in return for sentencing deal

Bassam Hamzy offers to help find missing rocket launchers in return for sentencing deal

The notorious underworld figure has renewed an old offer to help authorities recover weapons stolen from the military almost 20 years ago.

  • by Fergus Hunter
Ben Roberts-Smith pictured cheering soldiers drinking from the prosthetic leg of a man he shot

Ben Roberts-Smith pictured cheering soldiers drinking from the prosthetic leg of a man he shot

The Victoria Cross recipient is facing a number of war crimes inquiries, including allegations he executed an unarmed Afghan militant wearing the plastic leg in an operation in Kakarak, southern Afghanistan.

  • by Nick McKenzie and Chris Masters
Victoria to ask military for help on borders

Victoria to ask military for help on borders

Senior Victorian officials were on Saturday night locked in discussions on tightening border restrictions with NSW and enforcing tougher testing measures amid growing concern Sydney’s northern beaches COVID-19 cluster is spiralling out of control.

  • by Zach Hope and Aisha Dow
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Call for royal commission into alleged Afghanistan war crimes
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Call for royal commission into alleged Afghanistan war crimes

The Brereton report into alleged war crimes by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan raises more questions than answers on command responsibility, former defence officials argue.

  • by Deborah Snow
'No one does it for popularity': Justice Brereton follows in his father's footsteps

'No one does it for popularity': Justice Brereton follows in his father's footsteps

Justice Paul Brereton has not been interviewed since the release of his stunning report into the SAS, but he is prepared to make one exception.

  • by Tim Barlass
Retrenched Jetstar workers recruited to work on warplanes

Retrenched Jetstar workers recruited to work on warplanes

The 25 aviation workers have started their training with BAE Systems, which is supplying components for Australia's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.

  • by Anthony Galloway
Victoria forced to cut ADF hotel quarantine request ahead of Monday start

Victoria forced to cut ADF hotel quarantine request ahead of Monday start

ADF troops were unwilling to monitor every floor of 'hot' hotels housing coronavirus patients, triggering a last-minute revision of Victoria's request.

  • by Michael Fowler
US ambassador says China spreading 'fabricated images and disingenuous statements'

US ambassador says China spreading 'fabricated images and disingenuous statements'

United States Ambassador to Australia, Arthur B Culvahouse jnr, has accused the Chinese government of spreading disinformation over its tweet targeting Australia.

  • by Anthony Galloway