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Conservatives can make the best case against another Middle East debacle

Conservatives can make the best case against another Middle East debacle

Australia's participation in Donald Trump's anti-Iran armada risks familiar, disastrous consequences. Conservatives are the ones best placed to argue against it.

Are Australia’s subs duds?

Are Australia’s subs duds?

It looked like the deal of the century. Now the $50 billion Future Submarine contract is coming under intense scrutiny as costs mount and timelines balloon.

Dithering US boosters avoid real discussion on national defence

Dithering US boosters avoid real discussion on national defence

Conflicts are hurtling toward us. But what is the response from the foreign policy establishment? Absolutely nothing of consequence.

Why is the NT so attractive for US defence?

Why is the NT so attractive for US defence?

The US military has long had a presence in the Top End. And from the looks of things, its only going to get bigger.

When can the government tap your phone or read your texts?

When can the government tap your phone or read your texts?

What exactly are your rights? Who can access your call history, check your messages or listen in on your conversation, and when?

How Dutton's 'exclusion orders' can be weaponised against journalists and whistleblowers

How Dutton's 'exclusion orders' can be weaponised against journalists and whistleblowers

Could this broad clause be used in the government's war on press freedom?

The government resumes its war on returning foreign fighters

The government resumes its war on returning foreign fighters

The Australian government has for years tried to delay or block Australian citizens from returning from overseas war zones. Crikey looks at the legal hurdles still standing in the way.

How could Australia develop nukes?

How could Australia develop nukes?

Author Hugh White and Chernobyl-mania have put nuclear weapons are back in the spotlight. Could nukes really be in our future?

Is Australia prepared for the looming threat of cyberwarfare?

Is Australia prepared for the looming threat of cyberwarfare?

Cyberwarfare is a growing issue — but when it comes to protecting itself, just how strong are Australia's digital walls?

This Australian spying agency's tell-all should make a good read

This Australian spying agency's tell-all should make a good read

A history of the Australian Signals Directorate should address the blurring of lines between national security and commercial espionage revealed by Edward Snowden.