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Were our spies compromised by Balibo? New book reveals more sordid history

Were our spies compromised by Balibo? New book reveals more sordid history

In a new book exposing Australia's long history of seeking to exploit Timor-Leste's natural resources, Bernard Collaery reveals a stunning act of billion-dollar theft, and a document that undermines the official story around the murders of the Balibo Five.

Peter Dutton can't tell left from right

Peter Dutton can't tell left from right

Peter Dutton thinks Islamist terrorists are 'left wing'. But then, he has good reason not to want to talk about right-wing terrorism.

ASIO head addresses Australia from a dark shadow where accountability should be

ASIO head addresses Australia from a dark shadow where accountability should be

ASIO heads are always "coming out of the shadows", but in fact remain hidden away from accountability and scrutiny.

Data retention scheme is being abused exactly as critics predicted

Data retention scheme is being abused exactly as critics predicted

A review of the Abbott government's data retention scheme has shown it is being widely abused by scores of bodies around the country.

Morrison's military response to bushfires sparks  constitutional concerns

Morrison's military response to bushfires sparks constitutional concerns

The legislation allowing Morrison to deploy troops for disaster relief was rushed through without much interrogation — but how constitutionally valid is it?

Just a reminder that Morrison can send us to war whenever he wants

Just a reminder that Morrison can send us to war whenever he wants

If Scott Morrison thinks that a military excursion could turn his plummeting fortunes around, there's not much we could do to stop him.

South Australia takes the nuclear option (and other news you may have missed)

South Australia takes the nuclear option (and other news you may have missed)

Blown budgets. Sugar daddies. And a nuclear waste dump. After a big week in news, here are the stories you may have missed.

An unlikely encryption supporter emerges to frustrate enemies of privacy

An unlikely encryption supporter emerges to frustrate enemies of privacy

While western governments continue to demand the ability to spy on all their citizens, one key security agency says encryption must be protected at all costs.

'Witness J' case lifts the veil on failure to support intelligence officials

'Witness J' case lifts the veil on failure to support intelligence officials

How much support are intelligence agencies giving their officers? Growing pressures on our intelligence officials may well harm our national security.

#29Leaks: has the ADF been caught up in a Russian money laundering scheme?

#29Leaks: has the ADF been caught up in a Russian money laundering scheme?

As part of the #29Leaks data leak, Inq and Michael West Media investigate a disturbing story involving the ADF, Russian contractors, and allegations of money laundering using Australian taxpayer funds.