‘The US let him go free’: release of terrorist who killed unarmed Australian soldiers shows contempt for ally, family says

The family of one of the Australian soldiers killed by rogue Afghan national army sergeant Hekmatullah says Australia was treated with contempt by its closest ally, the US, after it agreed to release the self-professed terrorist from prison. The Guardian… Read More »‘The US let him go free’: release of terrorist who killed unarmed Australian soldiers shows contempt for ally, family says

Jacqui Lambie fights back tears as she describes ‘10 years in hell’ fighting for medical compensation

Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie has fought back tears as she detailed “10 years of hell” after her medical discharge from the army and legal battles with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs over compensation. Lambie was appearing before Hobart hearings of… Read More »Jacqui Lambie fights back tears as she describes ‘10 years in hell’ fighting for medical compensation

China’s targeting of Australian military planes ‘aggressive and irresponsible’, US says

China’s targeting of Australian military planes was “aggressive and irresponsible”, the United States Department of Defense says, and it “represents one of the most significant threats to peace and stability in the region”. In comments released on Thursday morning, the… Read More »China’s targeting of Australian military planes ‘aggressive and irresponsible’, US says

Ben Roberts-Smith allegedly attempted to ‘intimidate’ witnesses, lawyers for newspapers tell defamation trial

Ben Roberts-Smith attempted to suborn or intimidate witnesses who were set to give evidence against him in his defamation case, made criminal allegations against another, and threatened to accuse one of murder in an attempt to coerce him into changing… Read More »Ben Roberts-Smith allegedly attempted to ‘intimidate’ witnesses, lawyers for newspapers tell defamation trial