Category: Australia

Australian police authorities buying up sound weapons

The secrecy of the state around the tools, the weapons that it has and is capable of using on its population is something to be really, really concerned about.  They can break up protests with loud, piercing sound, but Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRADs) can also cause permanent […]

Australia: Is this the end of the five cent piece?

Speculation is rife that the Turnbull Government’s first Budget could sound the death knell for Australia’s five cent piece. The Royal Australian Mint revealed during a Senate Estimates hearing in 2014 that it actually cost six cents to produce the five cent piece. “It is actually in decline, which is […]


It is probably the closest Australia has come to scrambling fighter jets to intercept a UFO. Documents that have just become available under the 30-year rule at the National Archives of Australia reveal how two RAAF Mirage jets were placed on the second highest level of alert to determine […]

Australian government injects $230m into cyber defences

The federal government will spend hundreds of millions of dollars defending Australia from foreign cyber attacks including from countries like China. And for the first time, the government has revealed it employs offensive cyber capabilities to deter possible attacks – which could mean employing hackers to disrupt activities overseas. Prime […]

US Air Force to boost presence in northern Australian bases

Speaking in Canberra yesterday, US General Lori Robinson confirmed that high-level talks are underway to boost the presence of long-range American bombers at Australian air bases in the Northern Territory. The deployment is part of the US military build-up throughout the Indo-Pacific region, which is integral to the […]