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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.

It's time to revisit Pine Gap

It's time to revisit Pine Gap

A new book by national security journalist Brian Toohey reminds us that while the secretive Pine Gap is on Australian soil, it's the US calling the shots — and ministers are expected to fall in line.

A visual guide to Morrison's love of colonisation

A visual guide to Morrison's love of colonisation

The PM has revealed a very on-brand office re-style, just in time for his appearance with Leigh Sales on 7:30.

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?