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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.

$500m splash on the War Memorial will help soldiers’ stress? Really?

$500m splash on the War Memorial will help soldiers’ stress? Really?

The government is using veterans' PTSD to justify a wasteful expansion of the War Memorial in the name of military glorification.

Hastie and co derails another overreach by Home Affairs

Hastie and co derails another overreach by Home Affairs

Home Affairs tried to lay the groundwork for a new national mass surveillance scheme. A parliamentary committee spotted it and killed it.

ASIO, rolling in cash, whines about a lack of money

ASIO, rolling in cash, whines about a lack of money

ASIO's budget has dramatically increased in recent years, and yet it is sill whining that it needs even more funding and spies.

The conference banning whistleblower speeches

The conference banning whistleblower speeches

The organisation charged with coordinating Australia's cyber security has decided the views of experts on whistleblowing need to be silenced at this year's Australian Cyber Conference.