Another budget, another drop to a News Corp journalist about amazing extra funding being given to our security agencies.
White supremacists have the same agenda of terror as jihadists but have operated with the indulgence of the media and politicians, even as security agencies warned us about them.
The Australian Defence Force will be inordinately affected by future humanitarian crises and military conflicts resulting from climate change. How it acts today will prove crucial.
The recent rise of advanced underwater drones has highlighted Australia's $50 billion gamble on traditional submarines which won't be deployed for decades.
We need to stop kidding ourselves that we're so different from the Chinese on surveillance and control. They just do it better than us.
The encryption fiasco isn't the only capitulation recently made in the name of Australia's national security.
Australia's preparations for Iraq were hampered by the Howard government's fear of opposition to the war, a declassified study shows.
Australia's foolish protectionism, when accompanied by base political calculation, makes for a policy mess.
Giving more power to an ineffective Home Affairs department will do nothing to assuage livid Australians after another Bourke Street tragedy.