The National Archives of Australia (NAA) just released a cache of documents pertaining to a Ministry of Defense (MOD) assessment of UFOs conducted by said entity from 1957 to1971. The dossier, titled Scientific Intelligence - General - Unidentified Flying Objects, is surprisingly more informative than the recent report put out by the UAP Task Force via the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
The Australian assessment includes fifty-eight pages containing a wealth of information derived from over one thousand sightings compiled by noted ufologist Jacques Vallée in collaboration with Professor J. Allen Hynek of Project Blue Book fame. Contrary to its American counterpart, the Australian report offers an honest summary regarding the capabilities of unidentified objects as having "characteristics so far in advance U.S aircraft that only an extra-terrestrial origin could be envisaged."
In addition to the detailed examination of compelling UFO cases and spectacular close encounters with alien lifeforms, the Australian MOD report offers a critical opinion about the US policy of debunking and rubbishing the subject in public while at the same time reaching out in private to its international allies for UFO data. The MOD's internal assessment of the US public attitude towards the phenomena concluded that it would be in Australia's best interest to act independently of the US and begin a scientifically sound effort to solve the UFO mystery on its own.
Two formats of this historic release are provided below for your viewing convenience. The first link will take you to Australia's NAA website, and the second to a Google PDF containing an easier-to-view version of the dossier.