Topic archives: defence

Hack of defence firm reveals a cybersecurity framework in chaos

October 12, 2017 18

While endlessly talking about the importance of cybersecurity, the government has an all-care-no-responsibility attitude toward its defence data.

Crikey Worm: Pell to face charges, cybersecurity powers, Abbott’s nuclear smackdown

June 30, 2017

George PellĀ is set to return to Australia to face historical sex charges, Tony Abbott goes off the deep end, and the ASD is given more cybersecurity powers. It's the news you need to know, by Josh Taylor and Max Chalmers.

If we can’t rely on the US (and Trump), what then?

May 29, 2017 28

Australians policymakers need to begin thinking through the implications of the Trump presidency: what if we can no longer rely on the United States for our security?

Shipbuilding sticker shock: taxpayer to waste millions per naval job

May 16, 2017 13

The government's new shipbuilding plan confirms we'll be spending millions per job to build naval vessels locally. And some of the jobs won't even be Australian.

Defence stuffs up, One Nation misfires at ABC

April 13, 2017 1

Things get interesting.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

April 13, 2017 1

Defence's own leak ... who is blocking Parliament extension ... the IR laws no one wants ...

Actual soldier refutes Devine in the value of women in combat

April 5, 2017 16

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

Keane: Turnbull’s reshuffle signals the triumph of protectionism

July 19, 2016 15

Malcolm Turnbull's reshuffle illustrates that the only economic agenda this government has is propping up local manufacturing.

Abbott’s place is on the backbench

July 15, 2016 17

Tony Abbott's ministerial history suggests he is best left on the backbench, not allowed to cause chaos in cabinet.

Defence deal is Singapore special fried pork

May 10, 2016 1

Singapore is taking a risk in entering into a defence deal with a known US ally -- but China's influence is not what it used to be.