July, 2018

National security can no longer be a matter of ‘just trust us’

, Jul 11, 2018

Our national security agencies need to work harder to get information used to underpin decision into the public domain.

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

, May 10, 2018

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

Crikey Worm: ASIO returns to Aunty

, Feb 02, 2018

Good morning, early birds. ASIO returns to the ABC to take possession of the cabinet files. Plus, Labor MP David Feeney's resignation creates factional friction for Bill Shorten. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: ASIO raids the ABC over leaked cabinet docs

, Feb 01, 2018

Good morning, early birds. The Prime Minister will deliver a very business-friendly speech today in what sounds an awful lot like a campaign speech. Plus, ASIO raids the ABC. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Australia is going on a spy hunt

, Jan 30, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Senior security and intelligence personnel discuss a dramatic change to the way Australia deals with suspected foreign spies. Plus, Australia delivers "one of the worst aid projects in the South Pacific". It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Channel Seven’s Summer of Nazis raises national security fears

, Jan 16, 2018

The Seven Network giving airtime to far-right extremists makes the job of security agencies more difficult, at a time of a growing threat from neo-Nazi groups.

Keane: no politician has the spine to stand up to Australia’s intelligence state

, Dec 21, 2017

As the case of Witness K has made clear, if you stand up against Australia's intelligence apparatus you will be crushed, and elected officials will fall in line.

Something is badly wrong with the way we protect ourselves from terrorism

, Aug 07, 2017

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.

This Dutton-led mega-department is a mistake: former head of DFAT

, Jul 27, 2017

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.

Crikey Worm: An Australian caught up in London attack and US-Australia talks in Sydney

, Jun 05, 2017

Labor Senator Sam Dastyari caught up in London attack, and ASIO find cache of government files in Canberra raid.