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.
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.
Consultants paid millions by Defence helped revise chemical safety standards that could shield the department from multiple compensation claims.
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.
Plans for more American troops to be based in the Northern Territory have stalled as battlelines are drawn over who should foot the bill.
Intelligence officer turned whistleblower and politician Andrew Wilkie is calling for Australia to conduct its own version of the Chilcot inquiry into the war in Iraq.
The version of history presented each Anzac Day holds up those who fought as heroes. As the author ’s family can attest, the reality can be less flattering.
A misfired directive from the US Defence Department led to the Australian government’s unusual public refusal to contribute more in Iraq.
Balancing enemies and allies, Malcolm Turnbull’s cabinet lays the groundwork for reform while holding the party together.
Keen to join the fight against Daesh, a group of former Australian servicemen have enlisted legal help in a bid to wage their own war on the government’s Foreign Fighters bill.
Western governments are refusing to assist the return of disillusioned foreign fighters who escape Daesh in Syria, despite their potential role against future recruitment.
America is spying on the Japanese PM and major corporations ahead of trade talks, and sharing the intelligence with Australia.
France’s intelligence agency is listening in on Australia’s communication networks, as submarine contracts and regional relations vital to both nations are negotiated.
Mandy cannot forgive Defence for the lack of support she and her family received after war left her partner violent, abusive and finally homeless.
The US and Japan have quietly cornered the Chinese navy with an undersea surveillance ring that is framing Australia’s defence policy.
The red and green houses of parliament are being tinged with khaki as an increasing number of former defence force personnel enter politics.
The opposition leader is being wedged on data retention laws, not just by the government and the Greens, but by his own party.
Tony Abbott’s security speech shows him already reaching for the last trick in the conservative playbook.
Cowed by American regulations, local courts have allowed arms manufacturers significant exemptions from human rights law.
While David Morrison is making headway on women’s recruitment and promotion in the army, the ‘band of brothers’ culture persists.
Australia’s Future Fund invests in nuclear weapons development and our banks are happy to provide capital as well.
With South Australia already reeling from impending manufacturing job losses, calls grow to sink the PM’s plan to send submarine building offshore.
A late-night meeting between David Leyonhjelm and the attorney-general offered brief hope for compromise on security legislation.
The mixed reputations of David Johnston and Julie Bishop rest on the success of our military operations in Iraq.
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