July, 2018

Secret refugee deal with Taiwan puts people and diplomacy at risk

, Jul 16, 2018

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Remarkably, Australia is putting its relationship with China in potential trouble by acknowledging Taiwan as a country.

How Russian hackers played the media

, Jul 16, 2018

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The hacking of the 2016 US election by Russian agents was a masterclass in how to weaponise the media. How can this be avoided going forward?

Partisan appointments show a government bent on destroying independent advice

, Jul 16, 2018

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At a time when frank and fearless advice is sorely needed, the government has appointed one of its own to the Productivity Commission.

Child’s rights should prevent father’s urgent deportation: lawyer

and , Jul 16, 2018

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The deportation of a Tamil man may take place just days after his partner and infant daughter received a safe haven visa.

White supremacist and convicted criminal can run for parliament: Constitution

, Jul 13, 2018

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Is a dual citizen really less eligible for parliament than someone convicted for organizing a racially motivated assassination attempt?

My Health Record could be our worst government data breach yet

, Jul 13, 2018

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The Turnbull government has demonstrated its willingness to use private information against critics, and we know how poor third party contractors can be at securing data.

Is this the beginning of the end of the Syrian civil war?

, Jul 13, 2018

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Daraa, the birthplace of the Syrian uprising, has been surrendered to government forces. The bloodshed is far from over, but this is a notable sign the tide is slowly turning.

What ally, what fellow conservative? LNP senator wades in to Brexit

, Jul 13, 2018

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Forget loyalty to conservative allies -- a Queensland senator is ostentatiously taking pleasure from the troubles of Theresa May.

Bob Carr’s road to Beijing hits a Kiwi bump

, Jul 11, 2018

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The China Lobby needs to keep up with what's going on in the region while rehearsing Beijing's talking points.

National security can no longer be a matter of ‘just trust us’

, Jul 11, 2018

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Our national security agencies need to work harder to get information used to underpin decision into the public domain.