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News June 23, 2018
Foreign influence bill pushed ahead
As the government pushes ahead with its foreign influence bill, concerns have been raised about plans for ‘transparency notices’, permitting public naming of non-compliant individuals or corporations without explanation.
News June 09, 2018
Exclusive: Payments to former minister concealed
Having taken a board position with a Swedish arms manufacturer, former Defence minister David Johnston is receiving an undisclosed sum as the government’s defence export advocate.
News June 16, 2018
Special forces expose rogue element
The stories of alleged war crimes by Australian special forces in Afghanistan have led to an inquiry prompted by fellow soldiers.
News June 02, 2018
Inside Labor’s refugee strategy
With fears a ‘bring them here’ motion could pass Labor’s state conference, left unions have decided it is better to play a dead bat on the issue ahead of the federal election.
News May 26, 2018
Britain lobbies Defence to take risk on warships
The British government is employing diplomatic pressure over a $35 billion warship contract, despite the design existing only on paper.
News May 19, 2018
Exclusive: Ex-ABF chief questions Dutton’s ID powers
As the government grants new airport powers to federal police, former Australian Border Force commissioner Roman Quaedvlieg says they need justification.
News May 12, 2018
Gunning for an early election?
As Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison sell their ‘election’ budget, the prime minister is weighing up a poll that could be as early as August.
News May 05, 2018
Cabinet split on Dutton’s ASD plan
As critics leak against Peter Dutton’s plan to employ the Signals Directorate against Australians, the minister defends the powers as necessary.
News April 28, 2018
How farmers fought for the royal commission
Farmers have experienced much of the scandalous banking practices now being exposed, but representatives say the royal commission is set to miss the worst of it.
News April 21, 2018
Morrison’s budget strategy stymied
Treasurer Scott Morrison’s plan to frame the coming budget as responsible investment was derailed this week by conflicting government messages.
News April 14, 2018
Electoral margins behind Dutton’s South Africans
The campaign led by Coalition MPs for special visas for white South African farmers is designed to shore up votes in WA and Queensland.
News April 07, 2018
Monash Forum’s puzzling energy agenda
The Coalition’s Monash Forum claims its aim is to generate enthusiasm for coal-fired energy, but could it be as much about unseating Malcolm Turnbull as it is about fossil fuels?