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September 2022 - Australia Special Weapons News

  • FBI Joins Australian Hunt for Data Hackers VOA 30 Sep 2022 -- Australia has asked the American FBI to help catch computer hackers responsible for one of Australia's biggest data breaches. Personal details, including home addresses, driver license and passport numbers, of more than 10 million customers of the Singapore-owned telecom giant Optus were stolen.
  • RAAF, USAF leaders sign Joint Vision Statement in Washington US Air Force 29 Sep 2022 -- The future of the long-standing relationship between the U.S. Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force was further strengthened Sept. 14 in Washington, D.C. with the signing of a Joint Vision Statement by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., and Air Marshal Robert Chipman.
  • Remarks by Vice President Harris and Prime Minister Anthony Albanese of the Commonwealth of Australia Before Bilateral Meeting The White House 27 Sep 2022
  • Readout of Vice President Harris's Meeting with Prime Minister Albanese of Australia The White House 27 Sep 2022
  • Australia Played Role in NASA Asteroid Defense Test VOA 27 Sep 2022 -- NASA successfully crashed its DART spacecraft into a faraway asteroid Monday, in a test of the world's first planetary defense system. The experiment, designed to avert a potentially catastrophic meteorite collision with Earth, was supported by Australia's national science agency.
  • Australia Calls on China to Help End War in Ukraine VOA 23 Sep 2022 -- Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong called on China to use its influence to end Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Wong spoke to reporters Thursday after a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
  • Joint Leaders Statement to Mark One Year of AUKUS The White House 23 Sep 2022
  • China clashes with AUKUS countries at IAEA Press TV 17 Sep 2022 -- China has clashed with the countries in the so-called AUKUS alliance at the UN nuclear watchdog over their plan to supply Australia with nuclear-powered submarines.
  • Australia's first MQ-4C Triton has been unveiled Australia DOD 15 Sep 2022 -- Australia’s first MQ-4C Triton Remotely Piloted Aircraft System has been rolled out today as part of a partnership between the Australian Department of Defence, the United States Navy and Northrop Grumman.
  • Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Head of the Pacific McDonald US Dept. of State 14 Sep 2022
  • By Lieutenant Commander Andrew Herring Australia DOD 14 Sep 2022 -- Exercise Kakadu 2022 has been officially opened in Darwin with a reception steeped in tradition, remembrance and respect.
  • Ukraine Calls for More Australian Weapons as Its Forces Retake Territory VOA 13 Sep 2022 -- Ukraine has called for more artillery and ammunition from Australia after a counter-offensive in the nation's east saw Kyiv retake a key town from Russian control.
  • Pacific Support Vessel depart for the Pacific and Timor-Leste Australia DOD 13 Sep 2022 -- The Pacific Support Vessel, Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Reliant, commenced her inaugural deployment from Cairns today, further enhancing Australia's support to the Pacific family and our closest neighbours.
  • China voices serious concerns over AUKUS nuclear proliferation with IAEA Global Times 13 Sep 2022 -- China has thwarted attempts by some countries to hijack the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors over the transfer of nuclear material under the framework of the AUKUS nuclear-powered submarine deal, said a Chinese envoy, as a meeting of the IAEA Board on Monday set up a stand-alone item over the issue at China's proposal despite the IAEA director general having recently published a report slammed by the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday as quoting self-justifying arguments by the US, the UK and Australia in a unilateral manner.
  • Chinese envoy reiterates concerns over AUKUS-related nuclear material transfer People's Daily 13 Sep 2022 -- A Chinese envoy on Monday reiterated concerns over the nuclear weapon material transfer involved in AUKUS, the trilateral pact between the United States, the United Kingdom (UK) and Australia, calling on the three countries to abandon it over nuclear proliferation risks.
  • Exercise Kakadu begins in Darwin Australia DOD 10 Sep 2022 -- Exercise Kakadu 2022 (KA22) is set to be one of the biggest yet. There will be more than 15 vessels, more than 30 aircraft and around 3,000 personnel from more than 20 countries participating in the exercise that begins Monday, 12 September 2022.
  • Statement on the passing of Her Majesty The Queen Prime Minister of Australia 09 Sep 2022
  • Queen Elizabeth II Prime Minister of Australia 09 Sep 2022 -- "With the passing of Queen Elizabeth the Second, an historic reign and a long life devoted to duty, family, faith and service has come to an end."
  • Australia Condemns China for Treatment of Detained Journalist VOA 08 Sep 2022 -- Australia has called on China to grant an Australian television anchor detained by authorities in Beijing contact with her family. Cheng Lei was working for the Chinese government's English language broadcaster CGTN when she was taken into custody in August 2020. She was formally charged on suspicion of "illegally supplying state secrets overseas" and has had no contact with her family since her arrest.
  • Exercise Pitch Black 2022 concludes Australia DOD 08 Sep 2022 -- Exercise Pitch Black 2022 concluded today, following three weeks of successful training by Australian and international military aircraft over the skies of the Northern Territory.
  • Forces combine for firepower mission Australia DOD 08 Sep 2022 -- In the seas off the tropical island of Guam, five nations have again combined to test their maritime warfare skills during Exercise Pacific Vanguard 2022, with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) achieving successful missile firings.
  • Air-to-air refuelling a success Australia DOD 07 Sep 2022 -- A mid-air refuelling exercise has demonstrated Japan and Australia's commitment to Pacific cooperation at Exercise Pitch Black 2022.
  • Engineers bridging the gaps Australia DOD 07 Sep 2022 -- Soldiers from 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment (2 CER) conducted a series of bridging and rafting exercises at Gallipoli Barracks during August to test their skills moving armoured vehicles across waterways and dry gaps.
  • A vessel Pacific partners can rely on Australia DOD 05 Sep 2022 -- A vessel that will support Australia's Pacific family through an almost constant presence has joined the Royal Australian Navy fleet ahead of the 2022 high-risk weather season.
  • ADF Supports Maritime Surveillance in South West Pacific Australia DOD 05 Sep 2022 -- The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has again partnered with our Pacific family to tackle illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing activity in the South West Pacific during the latest mission conducted under Operation SOLANIA.
  • Australia Eases More COVID-19 Restrictions VOA 02 Sep 2022 -- Australia has had some of the world's strictest disease-control measures. Some of those last remaining COVID-19 restrictions now are being eased.
  • Human rights concerns in Xinjiang Australia MFA 01 Sep 2022 -- The Australian Government is deeply concerned about the findings of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' report on Xinjiang.



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