defence

immigration July 22, 2017

Dutton’s rise to Home Affairs super ministry

Acting beyond official recommendations, Malcolm Turnbull has created a super ministry for Peter Dutton – possibly to shore up his own leadership.

defence July 15, 2017

ADF special forces over-used as default first option

Reports of alleged misconduct involving ADF special forces come as the elite troops are increasingly preferred for deployment.

defence April 22, 2017

Trump’s message to China on North Korea

As Donald Trump toughens his rhetoric on North Korea, the implications for Australia and other neighbours are becoming clearer.

defence May 20, 2017

Exclusive: Ex-military heads disagree over Middle East operations

As Australia considers extending its presence in Afghanistan, key figures have split over what has been achieved in the Middle East.

defence April 8, 2017

Calls for outreach program as veteran suicides soar

Suicides among ex-servicemen are alarmingly high and some believe the side effects of an anti-malaria drug are a contributing factor.

defence March 18, 2017

RSL in the wars

Plagued by scandal, the RSL has become increasingly about commemoration and less about advocating for veterans.

asia pacific March 11, 2017

Weighing the priorities of homeland security

As the PM and foreign minister attempt to smooth relations with Indonesia, calls increase for a consolidated approach to national security.

defence February 25, 2017

Foreign policy in the age of Trump

As Julie Bishop completes her first meetings with Trump’s key advisers, the alliance appears strengthened by Malcolm Turnbull’s heated phone call.

rural December 17, 2016

Land grab to take farms for Singapore Army training base

A government proposal to compulsorily acquire farmland outside Townsville, to be leased to the Singapore Army for a training base, has local graziers gearing up for a fight.

defence October 15, 2016

Cybersecurity concerns after attack on BOM

A new report from the Australian Cyber Security Centre describes a recent foreign-state attack on the Bureau of Meteorology and highlights ongoing threats to government agencies.

rural August 27, 2016

Exclusive: Toxic chemical conflict on Defence sites

Consultants paid millions by Defence helped revise chemical safety standards that could shield the department from multiple compensation claims.