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First glimpse inside WW1 submarine wreck in Turkey

An underwater image of the AE2 wreckage

More than 99 years after it was scuttled in the First World War, a project to record, preserve and tell the story of the wreck of Australian submarine HMAS AE2 is underway.

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US delegation discusses national security research with Australia

Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky, Dr Reginald Brothers and Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert.

Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert, today hosted a meeting with a delegation from the United States Department of Homeland Security to...

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