defence

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 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 March 18, 2017

RSL in the wars

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

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.

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.

defence August 20, 2016

PTSD and the rehabilitation of returned soldiers

As reports emerge that as many veterans have taken their lives this year as have been killed in the 13 years of the war in Afghanistan, a new narrative is emerging around post-traumatic stress disorder.

defence July 30, 2016

US and Australia in stalemate over NT defence bases

Plans for more American troops to be based in the Northern Territory have stalled as battlelines are drawn over who should foot the bill.