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Winners and losers as Morrison balances the loyal and the treacherous

Winners and losers as Morrison balances the loyal and the treacherous

The new Morrison ministry shows a judicious mix of moderates and conservatives, as well as the loyal and the treacherous.

How Australian media's growing extremism threatens our security

How Australian media's growing extremism threatens our security

With intelligence and security agencies warning of the growing threat of right-wing extremism, Sky News' attempt to legitimise Blair Cottrell will raise deep concern among those charged with keeping us safe.

A short and disturbing history of Australia's spy scandals 

A short and disturbing history of Australia's spy scandals 

Over and over, the history of intelligence services in Australia is that the only people made to suffer are those who reveal wrongdoing or incompetence.

Half a billion extra on national security and the government won't tell us why

Half a billion extra on national security and the government won't tell us why

The government is treating us with contempt by racking up hundreds of millions of dollars of extra national security spending without debate or transparency.

Dutton anointed, Brandis humiliated. Malcolm Turnbull has finally lost it.

Dutton anointed, Brandis humiliated. Malcolm Turnbull has finally lost it.

Malcolm Turnbull has announced a home affairs portfolio, in a major win for Peter Dutton that reflects how weak the Prime Minister is.

Actual soldier refutes Devine in the value of women in combat

Actual soldier refutes Devine in the value of women in combat

Gender diversity is not a PC buzzword -- it saves lives and wins wars, a senior Defence servicewoman has said.

New study confirms suicide higher for veterans

New study confirms suicide higher for veterans

Australia's ex-servicemen have a much higher rate of suicide than other Australian men, a new study confirms -- and younger men in particular are at risk.

A budget more Keynes than Kissinger -- at least on Defence

A budget more Keynes than Kissinger -- at least on Defence

Spending $50 billion for around 3000 jobs works out at a bit over $16 million each.

Should Australia procure nuclear submarines?

Should Australia procure nuclear submarines?

The Future Submarine program asks a lot of critical questions about the future of Australia's defence capabilities, writes director of Insight Economics Jon Stanford.

Death from above: Australia gets in on the drone strike game

Death from above: Australia gets in on the drone strike game

Australia is moving from surveillance drones to armed drones. But given the US' record of using drones in countries without authorisiation (and given Abbott's penchant for "captain's calls"), are Australian armed drones a good idea?