Australia: Nations combine on mine warfare activity

The Royal Australian Navy has laid sea mines for the first time in nearly 50 years during Exercise Dugong. The mine warfare and clearance diving activity, from March 4-22, was designed to test a combined force from Australia, New Zealand Read More …

Australia: ’80s bomb cleared from popular dive-site

An unexploded bomb that lay dormant at a popular Australian dive-site for more than 40 years has been discovered by a recreational diver – and removed in what proved to be a tricky operation for Royal Australian Navy clearance divers. Read More …

Australia: Police seize cache of guns, bombs from property on Sydney’s outskirts

Police say a doomsday prepper who allegedly amassed dozens of guns and 250 kilograms of explosive material at his home on Sydney’s outskirts put the community at risk of a “catastrophic event”. Simon Mitchell Clay, 42, was arrested during a Read More …

Former ADF member charged after chemicals used in bomb-making found at Picton, NSW home

A former member of the Australian Defence Force has been charged with firearm and explosive offences after heavily armed officers stormed his home south-west of Sydney. Police raided two properties in Picton and arrested Michael Brown, 54, as the bomb Read More …

Australia: Police charge man after firearms, explosives seized at Wellington

A man has been charged with multiple firearm-related offences following the execution of a Firearm Prohibition Order in the state’s Orana Region. About 8.50am on Tuesday 29 September 2020, detectives attached to Orana Mid Western Police District attended a home Read More …

Australia: Joint Counter Terrorism Team operation in Tapitallee

A NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team operation is being conducted at Tapitallee, west of North Nowra. Around 7am at least half a dozen unmarked vehicles assembled in a Tapitallee street. The South Coast Register understands teams from the Australian Federal Read More …