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Latest news: Richard Marles

Australia to spend $1.6b on boosting missile capabilities

Australia is boosting the number of High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers it plans to acquire for the defence force as part of the far-reaching defence strategic review.

Australia ‘open’ to NZ AUKUS tech participation

Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles says Australia is open to expanding the technology phase of the AUKUS security deal to New Zealand.

‘Incredible’ crew praised after ADF helicopter crash near Jervis Bay

An Australian Defence Force helicopter is lying in shallow water on the NSW south coast after the pilot was forced to ditch when it got into trouble during a night-time counter-terrorism training exercise.

Defence minister lays out need for nuclear subs

Nuclear submarines will enable Australia to protect its sea trade routes, the defence minister says, after government backbenchers questioned the need for the technology.

‘No way to sugar coat’ massive nuclear submarine spend

Opposition Leader Peter Dutton says there's no way to sugar coat Australia's massive spend on nuclear submarines and the government needs to come clean on any debts or cuts. 

Australia finalising details on nuclear submarines

Defence Minister Richard Marles is in final negotiations on Australia's pathway to nuclear-powered submarines.

Australia’s major defence projects delayed, over budget

At least 28 major defence projects are a cumulative century behind schedule and 18 are over budget, the government has revealed.

Risk of ‘miscalculation’ from China military drills near Taiwan

Australia has warned of the heightened risks of Chinese military drills near Taiwan and the potential for miscalculation. 

No easy decision on submarines deal: Richard Marles

A decision on whether Australia would choose US or UK-made nuclear submarines as part of the AUKUS had no "obvious choices", according to the defence minister.