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AE1, Australia’s oldest submarine, found

Australia’s oldest naval mystery has been solved with the discovery of the wreck of Australia’s first submarine HMAS AE1 off the coast of the Duke of York Islands in Papua New Guinea. A new expedition to find the submarine commenced last week and the search vessel ‘Furgro Equator’ has now located the submarine in more than 300 metres of water, Defence Minister Senator Marise Payne announced (Dec 2017).

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Latest episode of the Australian Naval History Video and Podcast Series

An international expert panel tells the fascinating story of the RAN’s first Fleet operation, the ‘1914 Rabaul Campaign’ in the latest episode of Australian Naval History video & podcast series. Find the video version on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJEFSNTxWts&index=8&list=PLLY36E3-1932Ff030NmzNtQvm27-anSK2. The podcast version is available on iTunes and on all android podcast apps. The Australian Naval Institute has proudly partnered with the Naval Studies Group at UNSW Canberra, the Submarine Institute, the Naval Historical Society and the Seapower Centre – Australia to produce this acclaimed series.

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Report on security & defence in WA: an economic perspective

Report on security & defence in WA: an economic perspective

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Perth and RDA Kimberley have released a landmark report outlining the most comprehensive overview of the defence sector in Western Australia (WA) to date. Security and Defence in Western Australia: An Economic Perspective was compiled to bring the defence sector across WA out of the trenches and out into the open. It details the existing defence capabilities across the State and makes a number of key recommendations geared to take economic advantage of the sector into the future. The link to the report is at https://www.rdaperth.org/rda-projects/security-and-defence/

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