Bernard KeaneAug 7, 201720 Comments
The discovery of an unsuccessful plot to bring down an airliner should raise serious questions about whether our massive national security spending is making us any safer.
Jul 27, 20179 Comments
The establishment of an enlarged Department of Home Affairs under the ministerial control of Peter Dutton is an unnecessary, mistaken policy, writes Richard Woolcott, former head of DFAT and president of the UN Security Council.
Josh TaylorJun 5, 2017
Labor Senator Sam Dastyari caught up in London attack, and ASIO find cache of government files in Canberra raid.
Bernard KeaneJun 1, 201728 Comments
The essentialist view of terrorism peddled by Tony Abbott is self-serving, both because it is aimed at undermining Malcolm Turnbull, and because it helps perpetuate the War on Terror.
Josh TaylorMay 31, 201728 Comments
All of a sudden Australia's right wing seems to have fallen out of love with our chief spy agency.
CrikeyApr 10, 2017
Irvine has no business or financial experience of any kind.
Bernard KeaneMar 27, 201720 Comments
In undermining the capacity of security agencies to work effectively with Australia's Muslim communities, Pauline Hanson's vilification of Muslims increases the risk of a terror attack.
CrikeyMar 3, 2017
In response to questions from Crikey yesterday, the department reiterated previous statements in January given to tech publications.
Bernard KeaneMar 1, 20176 Comments
Now that we know ASIO has pursued journalists' sources using data retention laws, did George Brandis comply with his own law requiring him to tell a parliamentary committee about it?