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