Wednesday, February 24, 2021


Home General News Linda Reynolds warns of rapid military build-up in the Pacific

Linda Reynolds warns of rapid military build-up in the Pacific

The Defence Minister, who is under fire for her handling of rape allegations made by former staffer Brittany Higgins, will say Australia is facing the threat of “military modernisation, accelerating technological advances and the use of coercive tactics” throughout the region.

“Great power competition is increasing, and nowhere more so than in our region,” Senator Reynolds will say, according to a draft of the speech.

“This is multiplying potential flashpoints and ratcheting up geopolitical tensions, and with that, comes an increased risk of conflict.”

The Morrison government last year released a major update to its 2016 Defence White Paper, acknowledging it no longer had a decade to defend against potential threats with the…

Click here to view the original article.

- Advertisment -
- Advertisment -

Recently Viewed

‘Disturbing’: Naomi Osaka explains ‘weird’ post-match message to sister – Yahoo Sport Australia

Naomi Osaka sent a pointed message to her sister after advancing to the Australian Open final.

Rio Tinto admits decision to blow up sacred sites in Pilbara has ‘irreparably damaged’ region – PerthNow

Rio Tinto says its controversial decision to blow up sacred Indigenous sites has caused irreversible damage.

Ella Emhoff Made Her NYFW Debut At Proenza Schouler

“She represents the story we wanted to tell with the collection,” Lazaro Hernandez, one-half of the design duo behind the brand, told WWD...

Best Shoes For Baggy Jeans, Since Skinny Jeans Are Out

Finding shoes to go with the tight-fitting silhouette was simple: Heeled booties, over-the-knee boots, or pumps, if you’re a heels person; ballet flats...

You might also like ...

The Paycheck Protection Program is now more accessible — but it’s still flawed
Schools can’t end the scourge of sexual assault, adults behaving like adults can