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The disturbing new national security law that no one is talking about

The disturbing new national security law that no one is talking about

The encryption fiasco isn't the only capitulation recently made in the name of Australia's national security.

More tariffer than thou: protectionists wage holy war on each other

More tariffer than thou: protectionists wage holy war on each other

What makes a protectionist? Willingness to waste money, or true faith in the power of trade barriers?

How a fearful Howard government hurt our Iraq War preparations

How a fearful Howard government hurt our Iraq War preparations

Australia's preparations for Iraq were hampered by the Howard government's fear of opposition to the war, a declassified study shows.

Amateurish Morrison pays the price for trade stupidity

Amateurish Morrison pays the price for trade stupidity

Australia's foolish protectionism, when accompanied by base political calculation, makes for a policy mess.

Bloated Home Affairs is keeping alive the industry of counter-terrorism

Bloated Home Affairs is keeping alive the industry of counter-terrorism

Giving more power to an ineffective Home Affairs department will do nothing to assuage livid Australians after another Bourke Street tragedy.

South China Sea is the most likely flashpoint of the next cold war

South China Sea is the most likely flashpoint of the next cold war

With China renewing its commitment to territorial claims, and reactionaries like Donald Trump at the helm, the long-running South China Sea dispute could turn south very quickly.

We are spending our vast anti-terrorism budget on the wrong people

We are spending our vast anti-terrorism budget on the wrong people

The question of how we respond to radicalisation and terrorist attacks from white supremacists is increasingly relevant.

How to de-radicalise white supremacists

How to de-radicalise white supremacists

After the worst anti-Semitic attack on US soil and more news of neo-Nazis in the National Party, the question of how we respond to radicalisation is increasingly relevant.

No need for business cases when the Nats go pig shooting

No need for business cases when the Nats go pig shooting

No need to bother with the business case when it comes to Nationals-administered grants programs, it seems.

Winners and losers as Morrison balances the loyal and the treacherous

Winners and losers as Morrison balances the loyal and the treacherous

The new Morrison ministry shows a judicious mix of moderates and conservatives, as well as the loyal and the treacherous.