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Cut and paste your national security hype HERE

Cut and paste your national security hype HERE

Another budget, another drop to a News Corp journalist about amazing extra funding being given to our security agencies.

Security agencies warned us about right-wing terrorism. We ignored them.

Security agencies warned us about right-wing terrorism. We ignored them.

White supremacists have the same agenda of terror as jihadists but have operated with the indulgence of the media and politicians, even as security agencies warned us about them.

Climate change is a threat to national security. How is the military preparing for the fight?

Climate change is a threat to national security. How is the military preparing for the fight?

The Australian Defence Force will be inordinately affected by future humanitarian crises and military conflicts resulting from climate change. How it acts today will prove crucial.

Australia lags decades behind in the submarine race

Australia lags decades behind in the submarine race

The recent rise of advanced underwater drones has highlighted Australia's $50 billion gamble on traditional submarines which won't be deployed for decades.

China's surveillance model is exactly what the West is trying to emulate

China's surveillance model is exactly what the West is trying to emulate

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 disturbing new national security law that no one is talking about

The disturbing new national security law that no one is talking about

The encryption fiasco isn't the only capitulation recently made in the name of Australia's national security.

More tariffer than thou: protectionists wage holy war on each other

More tariffer than thou: protectionists wage holy war on each other

What makes a protectionist? Willingness to waste money, or true faith in the power of trade barriers?

How a fearful Howard government hurt our Iraq War preparations

How a fearful Howard government hurt our Iraq War preparations

Australia's preparations for Iraq were hampered by the Howard government's fear of opposition to the war, a declassified study shows.

Amateurish Morrison pays the price for trade stupidity

Amateurish Morrison pays the price for trade stupidity

Australia's foolish protectionism, when accompanied by base political calculation, makes for a policy mess.

Bloated Home Affairs is keeping alive the industry of counter-terrorism

Bloated Home Affairs is keeping alive the industry of counter-terrorism

Giving more power to an ineffective Home Affairs department will do nothing to assuage livid Australians after another Bourke Street tragedy.