Private details of ADF recruits exposed in hack | ABC News

A cyber security scare has threatened the private details of tens of thousands of Australian military recruits. Defence officials believe no data was stolen, but the incident wasn’t publicly revealed until it was uncovered by the ABC. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-04/australian-defence-military-database-shut-down-amid-hack-fears/12021742 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News … Read more Private details of ADF recruits exposed in hack | ABC News

DR Congo: Rebels pushed from last stronghold in Beni, army says

Army commanders in the Democratic Republic of Congo say they are beating back an armed group that is terrorising the people of the east of the country. At least a thousand civilians have died in recent months. But fighters of the Allied Democratic Forces, or ADF, armed with guns and machetes, still have the capacity … Read more DR Congo: Rebels pushed from last stronghold in Beni, army says

DRC violence: Beni victims say attackers wore military uniforms

Victims of recent attacks by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) armed group in Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern Beni region have told Aljazeera that their assailants were often dressed in Congolese military fatigue and killed indiscriminately. Nearly one thousand people have been killed since October. The ADF was formed in western Uganda in the 1990s, … Read more DRC violence: Beni victims say attackers wore military uniforms

DR Congo: Effort to end rebel attacks in the east

Government soldiers and UN peacekeepers are struggling to stop rebel attacks in the ern Democratic Republic of Congo. Close to 1,000 civilians have been killed since the government ordered the army to root out the ADF, or Allied Democratic Forces, the fighting forcing villagers to leave their homes in the eastern region of Beni. Al … Read more DR Congo: Effort to end rebel attacks in the east

Weather: Cyclone Yasi Devastates Flood Stricken Queensland

Coastal Queensland has taken another lashing from the forces of nature with a category 5 cyclone, Yasi, which struck on Tuesday night. Meanwhile, the inland town of Mount Isa has been put on notice to receive the storm at category 1. The state has seen severe flooding over the last few weeks which led to … Read more Weather: Cyclone Yasi Devastates Flood Stricken Queensland

Australian Prime Minister Surveys Flooded Queensland

The Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has visited the flood-affected areas of Queensland around Rockhampton in a chinook helicopter. Flying in from Gladstone, the premier met with Queensland Premier Anna Bligh and the head of the flood recovery taskforce Major-General Mick Slater. At the same time, another Chinook was transporting a Water Purification Unit from … Read more Australian Prime Minister Surveys Flooded Queensland

Australia: Queensland Floods Cut Off Town of Rockhampton

The Queensland town of Rockhampton is now completely cut off by floodwaters as the heavy rainfall and flooding in the region continues. The Fitzroy River, already causing huge problems, including the evacuation of many hundreds of homes, is expected to rise further, to a peak of around 9.7 metres on Wednesday, 5th January 2011. At … Read more Australia: Queensland Floods Cut Off Town of Rockhampton

Cricket: Australian Defence Force VS Afghan National Army

The Tarin Kot base  in Southern Afghanistan now has a concrete cricket pitch thanks to sport-mad Aussie troops in the region. The Australian Defence Force and the Afghan National Army had a small knock-up to inaugurate the new facility. Army CAPT Pat Trainor, Force Support 3 garrison engineer, who helped to build the pitch in … Read more Cricket: Australian Defence Force VS Afghan National Army

Third Australian Soldier Charged in Afghanistan Manslaughter Case

The Australian Director of Military Prosecutions has advised that a third member of the Australian Defence Force has been served with charges in relation to an incident that occurred on 12th February 2009 in Afghanistan. The Director of Military Prosecutions is an independent prosecuting authority for the Australian Defence Force, who was appointed as a … Read more Third Australian Soldier Charged in Afghanistan Manslaughter Case

Australians Stop for Prayer in Pakistan

Members of the Australian Defence Force stopped for a prayer this week as part of flag raising ceremony at a new health camp in Kot Addu, Punjab, Pakistan. A local imam led the prayers, assisted by Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Padre, Wing Commander Mark Willis. Around 200 people a day are being treated at … Read more Australians Stop for Prayer in Pakistan

HMAS Tobruk Arrives in Papua New Guinea

Australian Defence Force personnel aboard HMAS Tobruk have arrived in Papua New Guinea as part of a humanitarian mission alongside the United State’s ship, Vandegrift. The US sponsored “Pacific Partnership 2010” program aims to strengthen the capacity of Pacific nations to deal with disasters such as the 2004 tsunami, as well as increase collaboration between … Read more HMAS Tobruk Arrives in Papua New Guinea